Cannot book trip between Barcelona and Lisbon

Hi there, I'm trying to book a trip between Barcelona and Lisbon, for Wednesday 12th of October, but keep getting an error message, can you tell me why this is?

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Eleanor
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) October 10, 2016 16:01
    Hi Eleanor,

    There are no direct trains from Barcelona to Lisbon. To get from Barcelona to Lisbon, you would take a train to Madrid, where you would switch to an overnight train that will take you to Lisbon.

    To purchase tickets for such a trip, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Barcelona to Madrid and then another search to access the night train from Madrid to Lisbon.

    When doing these searches, you will see that trains from Barcelona to Madrid arrive into the Atocha station in Madrid, while the night train from Madrid to Lisbon departs out of the Chamartin station. To commute from Atocha to Chamartin, you would take a Renfe 'Cercanias' train, which is like a local commuter train. The ride between Atocha and Chamartin only takes about 10 to 13 minutes, but you would still want to allow yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival from Barcelona and your departure to Lisbon. You would pay to board a Cercanias train right at the station before boarding.

    The trains from Barcelona to Madrid are high-speed AVE trains, and the night train from Madrid to Lisbon is the Lusitania train.
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  • Hi Jeff

    Thanks for your response, that's really helpful. I'm now trying to book them individually and it's still saying I can't book, is there something wrong with the site?

    Cheers
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  • Hi Eleanor,

    To find results please select 7 pm as your departure time from Madrid to Lisbon.
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