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Renfe-SNCF en Cooperación high-speed train

The Renfe-SNCF en Cooperatión is an international high-speed train that connects Spain and France. It allows you to travel fast and comfortably between cities like Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Barcelona and Madrid.

Renfe-SNCF en Cooperatión high-speed train routes


*There is no longer a connection to Toulouse

Map with train routes of Renfe-SNFC high-speed train

Renfe-SNCF en Cooperatión high-speed train runs on the following main routes:

  • Barcelona - Paris
  • Barcelona - Lyon
  • Madrid - Marseille


Reservations on Renfe-SNCF en Cooperatión high-speed trains are compulsory. Your Pass needs to be valid in both France and Spain.

Please note that international Renfe-SNCF trains offer a limited number of seats for Interrail Pass holders. Once these seats are taken you will need to purchase a full-fare ticket. We advise you to reserve the trains as far in advance as possible. You can start making reservations up to 6 months in advance.


How to make reservations for Renfe-SNCF en Cooperación trains

  • Through our Reservation Service - for international routes. These reservations will be sent to you as a paper ticket and can be booked at the latest up to 6 business days in advance
  • At a local railway station: at the ticket desk of a Long Distance railway station (not commuter stations). Find a list of long distance stations here.


You can make your reservations on the day of travel or for up to 6 months in advance.


Reservation fees

Route 1st class 2nd class
Barcelona - Paris €49 €34
Barcelona - Lyon €29 €19
Barcelona - Montpellier €19 €14
Barcelona - Valence €29 €19
Barcelona - Marseille €29 €19
Barcelona - Avignon €29 €19
Barcelona - Nîmes €19 €14
Madrid - Marseille €49 €34
Madrid - Perpignan €49 €34
Madrid - Montpellier €49 €34
Madrid - Avignon €49 €34
Madrid - Nîmes €49 €34


Added value to your trip

The Renfe-SNCF train is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering spacious seats with power outlets, and sometimes showing on-board movies. This is why reservation fees for this train are higher than average.

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee bar
  • Disabled facilities
  • Power sockets
  • Video screens
  • Wi-Fi


For more information, visit the Renfe-SNCF website


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