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Travelling by train from Paris to Saint-Malo

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Paris for a little while, a train to Saint-Malo in Brittany might be just what you need. High-speed TGV and standard SNCF trains make this journey each day with the fastest journeys taking under two and a half hours.

An impressive port city sitting right on the coast and looking out over the English Channel, Saint-Malo is famous for its fortified old town area, surrounded by towering granite walls. You’ll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll along the cobblestone streets, grabbing a sweet or savoury crepe as you go. Learn more about taking the train from Paris to Saint-Malo below.

Paris to St-Malo by train

It takes an average of 3h 19m to travel from Paris to St-Malo by train, over a distance of around 199 miles (320 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Paris to St-Malo and tickets for this journey start from $25.67 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 22m
PriceFrom $25.67
Distance199 miles (320 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:53
Last train20:06
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationSt-Malo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus

Paris to St-Malo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to St-Malo for Wednesday May 19th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:53 Paris Montparnasse09:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8601 SNCF Get tickets2h 37m, 1 change
07:03 Paris Montparnasse09:56 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8081 SNCF Get tickets2h 53m, direct
07:33 Paris Montparnasse10:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8603 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, 1 change
08:49 Paris Montparnasse12:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8707 SNCF Get tickets3h 41m, 1 change
10:49 Paris Montparnasse13:35 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8715 SNCF Get tickets2h 46m, 1 change
11:49 Paris Montparnasse14:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8615 SNCF Get tickets2h 41m, 1 change
12:06 Paris Montparnasse15:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8051 SNCF Get tickets3h 24m, 1 change
13:22 Paris Montparnasse16:59 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8809 SNCF Get tickets3h 37m, 2 changes
14:36 Paris Montparnasse17:30 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8623 SNCF Get tickets2h 54m, 1 change
16:49 Paris Montparnasse19:33 St-MaloTGV INOUI 8629 SNCF Get tickets2h 44m, 1 change

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to St-Malo

You can travel from Paris to St-Malo 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 St-Malo

The price of train tickets from Paris to St-Malo starts at $25.67 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 St-Malo 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 St-Malo

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to St-Malo? 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 St-Malo take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and St-Malo is 3 hours and 19 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 St-Malo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to St-Malo is 2 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to St-Malo cost?

Train tickets from Paris to St-Malo can start from as little as $25.67 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 St-Malo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to St-Malo without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris to St-Malo 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 St-Malo leave?

The first train from Paris to St-Malo leaves at 05:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to St-Malo leave?

The last train from Paris to St-Malo leaves at 20:06. 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 St-Malo by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to St-Malo cover a distance of around 199 miles (320 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Malo to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to St-Malo for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/19/2021. 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 03/28/2021 for travel on 03/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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