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TGV online ticket to Barcelona

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TGV online ticket to Barcelona

hi,

Having problems trying to book tickets online ( TGV-europe). Is it better book Barcelona to Figueres using AVE site and then Figueres to Paris in TGV site. Or is there a easier way? Thanks

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1. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

Just checked a random date in March on tgv-europe site and had no problems booking the ticket.

What is the nature of the problem you are having?

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2. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

What date are you trying to book? You can't book more than 3 months ahead.

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3. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

For some reason, at least at the moment, tgv-europe.com shows only the direct, overnight trains from Paris to Barcelona. There are also day-time train connections with transfer in Figueres, these can be seen and booked at http://www.voyages-sncf.com .

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4. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

You always have to transfer in Figueres, there is no direct TGV, the railway in spain is a different gauge to France. Highspped line from the border to Barcelona is opening "soon".

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5. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

We are going in early May. i did a dummy booking for march , but i am not able to access : message from TGV site "technical error please try again" And yes it always shows overnight trains . been trying for the past few days and not able to get through.

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6. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

Hi FatChris

you mentioned that the high spped line from the border to Barcelona is opening "soon" , understand that it is available in early April. Will that significantly change the departure time? Presently TGV has two departure per day.

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7. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

I bleieve it must be a system issue as there is no problem booking tickets for the next few weeks. The problem appears later in march.

Possibly there is a timetable change coming so tickets are not available.

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8. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

I do not believe it will change much other than you will not need to switch trains at the border.

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9. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

Thanks for all the information. Will try again.

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10. Re: TGV online ticket to Barcelona

Another question, how early must we be at Barcelona station? Cross border check done in Barcelona or Figueres?

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