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Take the train from Paris to Alba in 7 hours 10 minutes

If you want to travel from Paris to Alba by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Paris to Alba by train to take around 12 hours 54 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 10 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 11 trains per day running on this route, which spans 633 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Alba. TGV, Frecciarossa or SNCF are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Paris to Alba start from $47.17 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Paris to Alba by train

It takes an average of 12h 54m to travel from Paris to Alba by train, over a distance of around 393 miles (633 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Paris to Alba and tickets for this journey start from $47.17 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

7h 10m


633 miles (393 km)


11 trains per day


1 change


From $47.17

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, SNCF, Italo, Flixbus, TGV Lyria

Paris to Alba train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Alba for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:39 12:53 7h 14m, 1 change
05:55 16:53 10h 58m, 4 changes
06:15 17:53 11h 38m, 3 changes
06:20 17:53 11h 33m, 5 changes
07:14 18:33 11h 19m, 5 changes
11:43 18:53 7h 10m, 1 change
14:12 05:58 15h 46m, 1 change
17:19 08:53 15h 34m, 5 changes
17:23 09:53 16h 30m, 6 changes
18:07 11:53 17h 46m, 5 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Alba

You can travel from Paris to Alba on TGV, Trenitalia, SNCF and TGV Lyria 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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).

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Alba

The price of train tickets from Paris to Alba starts at $47.17 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 Paris to Alba 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 Paris to Alba

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Alba? 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 Paris to Alba take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Alba is 12 hours and 54 minutes, with around 11 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 Paris and Alba by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Alba is 7 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Alba cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Alba can start from as little as $47.17 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 Paris to Alba?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Alba. Travelling from Paris to Alba by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Paris to Alba leaves at 06:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Alba leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Alba by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Alba cover a distance of around 393 miles (633 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Alba 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 02/01/2023 for travel on 02/01/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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