Want to spend some time exploring Eastern France and need more information on how to take the train from Paris to Strasbourg? You’ve come to the right place!
Generally, it takes 2h 3m to travel from Paris to Strasbourg by train, but can take just 1h 46m on the fastest high-speed TGV services. You don’t need to worry about changing along the journey as there are direct services available from Paris to Strasbourg.
On this route, you’ll board a train at Paris Gare De L’Est, journey through the French countryside and arrive at Strasbourg-Ville station. Feel like treating yourself? Upgrade to First Class and enjoy wider reclining seats, perfect for relaxing and taking in the scenic views from your window.
Once you’ve arrived in Strasbourg, you’ll step off the train and find yourself in a historic station, topped with modern glass domes. Within five minutes of leaving the station, you can be strolling along the famous canal banks of Grande Île – the very first UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, you’re a short walk from the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg – a gothic building with a 16th century astronomical clock.
Keen to begin your journey? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Paris to Strasbourg in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for ticket prices, train times and FAQs about the journey from Paris to Strasbourg.
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.
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.
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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).
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 Strasbourg by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris and Strasbourg is 1 hour and 53 minutes, with around 17 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Strasbourg is 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris to Strasbourg can start from as little as $17.71 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Strasbourg without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Paris to Strasbourg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to Strasbourg leaves at 06:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Strasbourg leaves at 20:25. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 246 miles (396 km) during the journey.