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Taking the train from Paris to Angoulême

Taking the train from Paris to Angoulême has never been easier thanks to high-speed TGV trains. Hop on board a train from Paris to Angoulême and experience an exhilarating trip as you travel in style and comfort. Enjoy the convenience of being dropped off in the city centre so you don't have to worry about finding a parking space. Even better, you get to enjoy the scenic landscape of the French countryside.

The train from Paris to Angoulême is a popular route among tourists and locals alike. The trains cruise at speeds of up to 320km/h (198 mph) and this will have you get to your destination in less than two hours. If you'd like to spoil yourself a little bit you can travel First Class - order drinks from the comfort of your seat and stretch out on the luxurious seating. There is also free WiFi so you can stay connected throughout your journey.

Your curiosity begins to arise as the train whizzes past the beautiful buildings of Angoulême. You can start exploring the city visiting the iconic Musee d'Angoulême which is known for its great collection of fine arts, or its cathedral (which is one of the real-life Wes Anderson filming locations you can visit in Europe). Keep reading this page for more information about the journey and FAQs to help you book your train from Paris to Angoulême.

Paris to Angoulême by train

It takes an average of 3h 28m to travel from Paris to Angoulême by train, over a distance of around 244 miles (392 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Paris to Angoulême and tickets for this journey start from $18.06 when you book in advance.

First train

5:52 am

Last train

8:54 pm

Departure station

Paris

Arrival station

Angoulême

Journey time

From 1h 51m

Distance

244 miles (392 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $18.06

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus

Paris to Angoulême train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Angoulême for Tuesday Jun 25th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
8:08 am 2:05 pm 5h 57m, 2 changes
8:57 am 2:14 pm 5h 17m, 1 change
9:04 am 2:18 pm 5h 14m, 2 changes
11:04 am 2:20 pm 3h 16m, 1 change
1:09 pm 3:33 pm 2h 24m, direct
2:59 pm 5:05 pm 2h 6m, direct
3:04 pm 6:13 pm 3h 9m, 1 change
3:24 pm 6:20 pm 2h 56m, 1 change
4:36 pm 6:27 pm 1h 51m, direct
5:20 pm 7:33 pm 2h 13m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Angoulême

You can travel from Paris to Angoulême on TGV, OUIGO 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.

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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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).

TGV INOUI and OUIGO classes from Paris to Angoulême

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and OUIGO when traveling from Paris to Angoulême.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI and OUIGO

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Paris to Angoulême.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches), plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches). If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm or 35.4 x 51.1 inches), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches) pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar car offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in car 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand baggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a leash. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

LuggageLuggageBaggage

One piece of hand baggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm) and one piece of cabin baggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) can be taken onboard. You can take additional or larger bags with you (max. 30kg) for an extra fee or by paying for OUIGO Plus.​

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

On OUIGO trains in France: an at-seat service of snacks is available on Train classique services. This service is not available on high-speed OUIGO trains.
On OUIGO trains in Spain: OUIBAR is located in car 4 of each train and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus snacks.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

WiFi (OUIFI) and an entertainment portal (OUIFUN) are available at an additional cost.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

For OUIGO trains in France: Passengers under 12 years old pay a fixed price for tickets all year round - €5 for journeys on Train classique services, and €8 for high speed services.
For OUIGO trains in Spain: Passengers under 12 pay €5 for all journeys.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle on board OUIGO trains if you add the 'Bike' option onto your ticket for an additional fee of at least €5. Your bike must be folded or dismantled and placed in a storage bag for transport.

PetPetPets

Pets are only allowed on board OUIGO trains if the 'Pets' option is added to your ticket at the time of booking. (1 pet per adult, per booking, €10 per pet.)

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Angoulême

The price of train tickets from Paris to Angoulême starts at $18.06 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 Angoulême 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 Angoulême

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Angoulême is 3 hours and 28 minutes, with around 17 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 Angoulême by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Angoulême is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Angoulême cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Angoulême can start from as little as $18.06 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 Angoulême?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Angoulême without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Paris to Angoulême each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Angoulême leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Angoulême leaves at 20:54. 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 Angoulême by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Angoulême cover a distance of around 244 miles (392 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Angoulême to Paris.


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