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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. 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 2h 53m to travel from Paris to Angoulême by train, over a distance of around 244 miles (392 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Paris to Angoulême and tickets for this journey start from $16.44 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
PriceFrom $16.44
Distance244 miles (392 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:02
Last train21:00
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationAngoulême
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Paris to Angoulême train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Angoulême for Tuesday Oct 18th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:09 10:23 3h 14m, 1 change
09:06 11:22 2h 16m, direct
09:15 12:33 3h 18m, 1 change
11:37 13:33 1h 56m, direct
13:19 15:35 2h 16m, direct
15:06 17:06 2h 0m, direct
15:11 18:10 2h 59m, 1 change
15:31 18:23 2h 52m, 1 change
16:44 18:30 1h 46m, direct
17:27 19:34 2h 7m, 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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Angoulême

The price of train tickets from Paris to Angoulême starts at $16.44 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 2 hours and 53 minutes, with around 16 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 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Angoulême cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Angoulême can start from as little as $16.44 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 9 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 06:02. 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 21:00. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Angoulême for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/18/2022. 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 11/14/2022 for travel on 11/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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