New High-Speed Train Service Slices the Hours Between Paris and Barcelona
Your European holiday is about to get a little bit faster, as some new high speed train service is arriving on the continent. Now budget travel isn’t just an option aboard a low cost carrier, as the train might be able to zip you over to where you want to be.
Tickets are now on sale for the TGV train between Paris and Barcelona, and the speedy service should start up on December 15. Travelers can now visit Girona—that's just outside Barcelona in Spain—in just under six hours after departing Paris. Those looking to complete the whole journey between Paris and Barcelona can now do so in around six and a half hours. Connections are even available for those departing from London, as one can get from the UK to Spain in just over ten hours.
Depending on the route you choose you can save about three and a half hours, and of course you don’t have to deal with all the complications that might arise during air travel. That being said we do agree that there’s a time for the train and a time for the airplane, so we’ll leave that decision up to you.
If you’re looking to be one of the first to ride the rails things will set you back €59—around $80—each way for those doing their thing between Paris and Barcelona. No deals on tickets in honor of Cyber Monday, but even at full price we won’t complain if we find these in our stocking.
[Photo of some similar trains: Wikimedia]