London - Paris - Barcelona

What is the best way to get from London to Paris, and then a few days later Paris to Barcelona? Does the AVE train have a route between Paris and Barcelona? I am also planning on travelling throughout Spain for 2 weeks. Is there a pass I can buy that will encompass all travel at a decent price?
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  • There is an overnight, direct train service called the Elipsos. It operates every evening between Paris and Barcelona. This is the only direct train service. There is not one single rail pass that covers travel in England, France and Spain. However, I would recommend the Eurail France and Spain Pass. This pass will also allow you to have a pass holder discount on the Eurostar service from London to Paris.

    Be sure to purchase your seat reservations prior to departure from North America. You can find the passholder reservations by using the following link
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 18, 2018 16:14

      As of this month (April 2018):

      The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:

      Any single country Eurail Pass, including:

      • Eurail France Pass
      • Eurail Benelux Pass

      Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:

      • Eurail France-Italy Pass
      • Eurail France-Switzerland Pass
      • Eurail France-Germany Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-France Pass
      • Eurail France-Spain Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass

      BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.

      Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.

      Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux).
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 18, 2018 16:17

      The direct overnight train from Paris to Barcelona was discontinued in 2013.
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