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How to travel from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine? Look no further.

You'll usually find 15 trains per day running between Paris and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, which usually take 4 hours 9 minutes to complete the 402 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 42 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, SNCF or TGV Lyria, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $38.89. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine by train

It takes an average of 4h 9m to travel from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine by train, over a distance of around 249 miles (402 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and tickets for this journey start from $38.89 when you book in advance.

First train

6:18 am

Last train

9:00 pm

Departure station

Paris

Arrival station

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Journey time

From 2h 42m

Distance

249 miles (402 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $38.89

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, SNCF

Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine for martes jul 30º 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
9:18 am 12:00 pm 2h 42m, direct
11:18 am 2:00 pm 2h 42m, direct
11:26 am 3:04 pm 3h 38m, 1 change
11:46 am 3:31 pm 3h 45m, 1 change
11:52 am 3:58 pm 4h 6m, 1 change
1:18 pm 4:00 pm 2h 42m, direct
1:26 pm 5:04 pm 3h 38m, 1 change
3:18 pm 6:00 pm 2h 42m, direct
3:29 pm 7:07 pm 3h 38m, 1 change
5:18 pm 8:00 pm 2h 42m, direct

TGV, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

You can travel from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine on TGV, 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.

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).

TGV INOUI and TGV Lyria classes from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and TGV Lyria when traveling from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI and TGV Lyria

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine.

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

You can take baggage on board TGV Lyria trains without worrying about weight restrictions, so long as you're able to carry it yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

There are two refreshment options on board TGV Lyria trains:

Le Deli: Available in the café-bar car or at your seat, with a STANDARD or STANDARD 1ÈRE TGV Lyria ticket.
La Table: A French-Swiss dining experience available with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE TGV Lyria ticket.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. To get online, connect to the network _WIFI_LYRIA when you're on the train and go to the TGV Lyria Portal in your browser.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Families can reserve two different areas on the train:

The Family Square, located in carriages 6, 16, 7 or 17 in STANDARD (Second Class). This is a set of four seats facing one another, with space for a stroller.
Club 4, which is also a set of 4 seats facing one another around a table.

You will also find baby changing facilities, including a baby changing table and bottle-warming station, on the upper deck of cars 7 and 17, close to the Family Space.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bikes are allowed on board, so long as they're folded or their wheels are detached. Bikes must also be placed in suitable storage cases (no larger than 130 x 90 cm).

PetPetPets

Small pets may travel with TGV Lyria, as long as they are carried in a carrier or container no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm (15.7” x 11.8” x 9.84”). Pets must be placed on your lap or by your feet and must travel with their own ticket at a flat rate of €7 ($7.63).

Dogs on a leash may travel on TGV Lyria trains, but they must be muzzled throughout the journey and placed by your feet. Passengers must pay a flat-rate ticket fee of €20 ($21.79).

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

2 seats in cars 1 or 11 in First Class are reserved for passengers with reduced mobility. You can request one of these seats when making your booking. If these spaces are no longer available, you can reserve a standard seat. You can also reserve assistance at the train station for help folding and storing your wheelchair.

InfoInfoOther

You can travel with musical instruments if they're stored in a case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. If you're going skiing, snowboards and skis are allowed on board (one pair of skis or one snowboard per person). They must be stored in their covers.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

The price of train tickets from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine starts at $38.89 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine? 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is 4 hours and 9 minutes, with around 15 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is 2 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine can start from as little as $38.89 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine leave?

The first train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine leaves at 06:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine leave?

The last train from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine cover a distance of around 249 miles (402 km) during the journey.


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