To enter French or Spanish territory, EU citizens must have a (valid) national identity document or (valid) national passport.

Foreign nationals from countries that are not members of the EU can visit the information pages of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs​ to find out whether they need to obtain a visa to visit either of the two countries. 

Minors travelling alone or accompanied by other persons must carry, along with t​heir national identity document, an authorisation from their father, mother or legal guardian.



In every Spanish station, access control will be performed prior to boarding the train.

In the French stations of Paris Gare de Lyon, Marseille Saint-Charles, Avignon TGV, Valence TGV and Aix-en-Provence, ​access control will take place through boarding gates. Clients must scan their tickets by holding them in front of the provided scanner for a few seconds in order to open the gate and access the train.

In all the other French stations, control will be carried out by our on-board service personnel. Thus, travellers must always be sure to have the ticket that corresponds to the train they are travelling on, along with any documents justifying price reductions for passengers travelling with a special fare.