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Traveling from Paris to Châteauroux by train

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

On average, it takes around 2 hours 11 minutes to travel from Paris to Châteauroux by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 2 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 232 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 Châteauroux. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Châteauroux on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Paris to Châteauroux start from $17.01 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 Châteauroux by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Paris to Châteauroux by train

It takes an average of 2h 11m to travel from Paris to Châteauroux by train, over a distance of around 144 miles (232 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Paris to Châteauroux and tickets for this journey start from $16.85 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 2m


232 miles (144 km)


10 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $16.85

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF

Paris to Châteauroux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Châteauroux for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:35 07:45 2h 10m, direct
06:40 08:43 2h 3m, direct
07:35 09:45 2h 10m, direct
08:36 10:41 2h 5m, direct
11:05 13:58 2h 53m, 1 change
13:40 15:49 2h 9m, direct
15:38 17:42 2h 4m, direct
16:41 18:43 2h 2m, direct
17:40 19:47 2h 7m, direct
18:36 20:49 2h 13m, direct

Intercités and SNCF trains from Paris to Châteauroux

You can travel from Paris to Châteauroux on Intercités 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.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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 Châteauroux

The price of train tickets from Paris to Châteauroux starts at $16.85 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 Châteauroux 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 Châteauroux

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Châteauroux is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 10 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 Châteauroux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Châteauroux is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Châteauroux cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Châteauroux can start from as little as $16.85 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 Châteauroux?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Châteauroux without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Paris to Châteauroux 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 Châteauroux leave?

The first train from Paris to Châteauroux leaves at 06:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Châteauroux leaves at 19:36. 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 Châteauroux by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Châteauroux cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Châteauroux to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Châteauroux 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 04/15/2023 for travel on 04/15/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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