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train from barcelona

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train from barcelona

is there a train from barcelona to argeles-sur-mer, direct or indirect? We are going there in August. Or should we go by coach?

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1. Re: train from barcelona

There is an indirect train route or you can go by coach from Girona Airport.

Coach www.frogbus.com

There are frequent local trains Barcelona - Girona

By train from Barcelona, you can take a Spanish train to Cerbere, which is just inside France, then a local French train to Argeles. It's slow but cheap and you don't need to reserve seats.

Trains are irregular but about every two hours. They also stop in Girona.

Spanish train times at www.renfe.es you will need to search under 'all stations' for Cerbere as it does not feature in the 'top list'.

French train times at www.voyages-sncf.com

In both cases enter the date of travel correctly, as times are different at weekends.

You should be able to buy a ticket all the way, but if not you have enough time at Cerbere to buy tickets for the short journey to Argeles. There are no reservations available on most of these trains and certainly not on the French side, so just pay on the day.

Take a bottle of water and maybe a snack as it is about 3 - 3 1/2 hours journey and these are suburban or middle distance trains with no on board facilities.

Edited: 5:45 pm, May 31, 2011
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