by train to Spain and rail holidays within Spain are a great way to see the
country and can make an efficient use of your time. Train travel through Spain
on high speed services enables you to cover long distances in short times –
often quicker than taking flights (when check-in times and travel to and from
airports have been taken into account).
A rail holiday to Spain is one of the
best ways to see the changes in scenery and terrain. Expressions Holidays can
tailor-make your rail holiday to Spain, selecting the most convenient and
comfortable options for your rail holiday. We offer a range of hotels such as
luxury five star and both modern and traditional boutique hotels.
How you travel to Spain by trainA
rail holiday to Spain usually starts with a journey by Eurostar from London St Pancras
to either Paris Gare du Nord. You may wish to start with a night or more in Paris, or with a simple change of station in Paris you can connect
straight onwards to Spain. Comfortable Elipsos sleeper trains depart from Paris
in the evening and run to Madrid and Barcelona (stopping in other cities on the
way), featuring compartments with two
beds and private showers. There are also daytime options which work well if you
break your journey in southern France. On arrival in Spain, regular trains
connect from Madrid and Barcelona on to other cities. If you wish to explore
with a hire car, we can arrange this too. For more information regarding rail services to and within Italy, view
guide. Suggested rail holidays We
have assembled some suggestions for rail holidays to Spain. These include
journey by train to Andalucia, Catalonia and the Basque Country and major cities including Barcelona. We
can tailor-make rail holidays using any of our Spanish hotels. You can travel
one or both ways by train – the other direction, you can fly or sometimes
travel by ferry. A combination of Spain with France is very popular. It is also
possible to travel through Spain by train then by ferry across to Morocco and
continue your rail journey into Morocco. Train schedules A
rail holiday to Spain will start with a journey by Eurostar from London
St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to Paris. Trains start early in the day (around 7 am) and there are
regular departures until about 8pm. Connection can then be made to another destination in
France to break the journey, or most commonly to take one of the evening
sleeper trains straight from Paris to Spain. Here are some sample timings to
give an idea of how your rail journey could work. They are by no means the only
rail journeys we can arrange, but simply a selection of commonly used train routes. LONDON TO BARCELONA BY
TRAIN London 1501 / Paris Nord
1817Paris Austerlitz 2023 / Barcelona 0805 (next day) LONDON TO MADRID BY
TRAINLondon 1401 / Paris Nord
1717Paris Austerlitz 1853 / Madrid 0900 (next day) LONDON TO SAN SEBASTIAN
BY TRAIN via St Jean de LuzLondon 0917 / Paris Nord
1247Paris Montparnasse 1429 / St Jean de Luz 1958Overnight in St Jean de
LuzSt Jean de Luz 1412
/ Irun 1430Irun 1542 / San Sebastian 1559 EXAMPLES OF ONWARD
CONNECTIONSBarcelona to Seville by train –
5 hours 30 minutesBarcelona to Madrid by train– 2
hours 30 minutesBarcelona to Bilbao by train– 6
hoursMadrid to Cordoba by train– 1
hour 50 minutesMadrid to Granada by train – 4 hours
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