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 -with their national identity document- an authorization from their father, mother or legal guardian.
In every Spanish stations, access control will be performed prior to boarding the train.
In the French station of Paris Gare de Lyon and Marseille Saint-Charles the access control will take place through boarding gates. Indeed, the clients will have to scan their ticket by holding it in front of the provided scanner for a few seconds in order to open the gate and get access to the train.
In all the other French stations, the 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 in which they will travel, together with any documents justifying price reductions in the case of passengers travelling with a special fare.