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Traveling from Paris to Béthune by train

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

On average, it takes around 2 hours 15 minutes to travel from Paris to Béthune by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 17 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 187 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 Béthune. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Paris to Béthune start from $7.96 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 Béthune by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Paris to Béthune by train

It takes an average of 2h 15m to travel from Paris to Béthune by train, over a distance of around 116 miles (187 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Paris to Béthune and tickets for this journey start from $7.89 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

1h 17m


187 miles (116 km)


16 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $7.89

Train and bus operators


Paris to Béthune train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Béthune for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:46 10:32 2h 46m, 2 changes
09:52 11:24 1h 32m, 1 change
11:25 12:42 1h 17m, direct
12:16 15:12 2h 56m, 1 change
13:46 15:42 1h 56m, 1 change
14:46 16:42 1h 56m, 1 change
15:52 17:16 1h 24m, direct
16:16 18:15 1h 59m, 1 change
16:52 18:24 1h 32m, 1 change
17:52 19:16 1h 24m, direct

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to Béthune

You can travel from Paris to Béthune on TGV 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.

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 Béthune

The price of train tickets from Paris to Béthune starts at $7.89 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 Béthune 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 Béthune

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Béthune is 2 hours and 15 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 Béthune by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Béthune is 1 hour and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Béthune cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Béthune can start from as little as $7.89 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 Béthune?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Béthune without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Paris to Béthune 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 Béthune leave?

The first train from Paris to Béthune leaves at 06:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Béthune leaves at 21:52. 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 Béthune by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Béthune cover a distance of around 116 miles (187 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Béthune to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Béthune for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 02/19/2023 for travel on 02/19/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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