The "Petit Train Jaune" or "Little Yellow Train" is a narrow gauge train in the middle of the Pyrenees in France. One of the most scenic rail routes in Europe and easy to include in a journey from Paris, Toulouse or Marseille to Barcelona. I give you an overview of how to include it in your journey.
The route of the Little Yellow Train / Petit Train Jaune
The route of the Little Yellow Train is from Latour-de-Carol to Villefranche-de-Conflent and reverse. To both places you have easy connections from Paris, Perpignan and Barcelona.
Recommended travel routes from Paris, Marseille or Barcelona
The common routes are like this, always possible as well in reverse directions:
A) Paris - night train to Latour de Carol - Petit Train Jaune to Villefranche - regional train to Perpignan - on to Barcelona
B)Barcelona by regional train to Latour de Carol - Petit Train Jaune to Villefranche - regional train to Perpignan - on to Paris
C)Marseille - train to Perpignan - regional train to Villefranche - Petit Train Jaune to Latour de Carol - regional train to Barcelona
D)Barcelona to Perpignan - regional train to Villefranche - Petit Train Jaune to Latour de Carol - local train to Toulouse OR night train to Paris
The video of the Little Yellow Train
Four years ago I spent some days in the area of this amazing yellow train. It is not the perfect video, but I hope you get a first impression. :)
Schedule of the Little Yellow Train
Please have a look here to find the exact schedule of the Little Yellow Train.
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Where to buy tickets
Train tickets are available via our partner Trainline. You might buy them step by step for single legs. It is also possible to buy them at stations. The ticket for the route Barcelona to Latour de Carol is available at ticket machines or even inside of the train.
The ticket for the Little Yellow Train is also available online via the given link above.
Interrail and Eurail on the Little Yellow Train
Interrail and Eurail passes are valid on the Little Yellow Train. Also on the local train from/to Barcelona, from/to Perpignan or from/to Toulouse.
Interesting to read is the blog of Flo concerning the route Barcelona-Perpignan-Marseille, as you can save a lot of money on reservations there.
Questions about the journey by the Little Yellow Train
If you have further questions about your journey by the Little Yellow train, don't hesitate to ask in our forum. It might look complicate first, to plan this journey. But it is easy, you will see. :)