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Traveling from Châteauroux to Paris by train

Looking to travel from Châteauroux to Paris by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 35 minutes to travel from Châteauroux to Paris by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 7 minutes though. You'll usually find 12 trains per day running along the 232 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Paris. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Paris on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Châteauroux to Paris start from $17.13 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Paris by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Châteauroux to Paris by train

It takes an average of 2h 35m to travel from Châteauroux to Paris by train, over a distance of around 144 miles (232 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Châteauroux to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $17.13 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 7m


232 miles (144 km)


12 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $17.13

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF

Châteauroux to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Châteauroux to Paris for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:52 08:19 2h 27m, direct
07:12 09:19 2h 7m, direct
07:48 10:54 3h 6m, 1 change
09:14 11:23 2h 9m, direct
11:08 13:25 2h 17m, direct
11:21 15:38 4h 17m, 1 change
15:06 17:18 2h 12m, direct
15:39 19:16 3h 37m, 1 change
17:13 19:33 2h 20m, direct
19:11 21:19 2h 8m, direct

Intercités and SNCF trains from Châteauroux to Paris

You can travel from Châteauroux to Paris on Intercités and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Châteauroux to Paris

The price of train tickets from Châteauroux to Paris starts at $17.13 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Châteauroux to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Châteauroux to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Châteauroux to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Châteauroux to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Châteauroux and Paris is 2 hours and 35 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Châteauroux and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Châteauroux to Paris is 2 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Châteauroux to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Châteauroux to Paris can start from as little as $17.13 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Châteauroux to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Châteauroux to Paris without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Châteauroux to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Châteauroux to Paris leave?

The first train from Châteauroux to Paris leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Châteauroux to Paris leave?

The last train from Châteauroux to Paris leaves at 21:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Châteauroux and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Châteauroux to Paris cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Châteauroux.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Châteauroux to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/06/2023 for travel on 03/06/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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