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Taking the train from Poitiers to Paris

Leave the car at home and travel by comfortable TGV high-speed train from Poitiers to Paris to discover the best of the French capital city. You won't need to worry about finding a parking spot, navigating unfamiliar roads or battling through heavy commuter traffic. Instead, you'll be sitting back, enjoying the views and the onboard internet access, and relaxing in a spacious seat - that's the best way to travel!

Getting off at Paris Montparnasse station after just one hour and a half, you'll be within walking distance of some of the best city attractions. Discover the Montparnasse Tower with its panoramic views, take a visit to the catacombs or explore the oldest working observatory in the world. Paris is easy to navigate on foot, with world-famous sites within easy walking distance of each other.

Are you ready to book your train ticket from Poitiers to Paris? Then read on to learn more about the different ticket types and prices that suit your needs as well as FAQs to help you plan your trip.

Poitiers to Paris by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Poitiers to Paris by train, over a distance of around 183 miles (294 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Poitiers to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $5.48 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 21m
PriceFrom $5.48
Distance183 miles (294 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationPoitiers
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaBus

Poitiers to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Poitiers to Paris for Monday May 17th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:19 Poitiers06:52 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8350 SNCF Get tickets1h 33m, direct
06:32 Poitiers08:32 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8330 SNCF Get tickets2h 0m, direct
07:15 Poitiers08:36 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8370 SNCF Get tickets1h 21m, direct
07:20 Poitiers09:44 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 5260 SNCF Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
08:20 Poitiers09:54 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8432 SNCF Get tickets1h 34m, direct
10:20 Poitiers12:44 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 5440 SNCF Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
11:19 Poitiers13:32 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8340 SNCF Get tickets2h 13m, direct
14:20 Poitiers16:37 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 9820 SNCF Get tickets2h 17m, 1 change
15:20 Poitiers16:41 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8440 SNCF Get tickets1h 21m, direct
17:20 Poitiers19:22 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 5444 SNCF Get tickets2h 2m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Poitiers to Paris

You can travel from Poitiers to Paris on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

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 Poitiers to Paris

The price of train tickets from Poitiers to Paris starts at $5.48 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 Poitiers to Paris 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 Poitiers to Paris

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

The average journey time by train between Poitiers and Paris is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 13 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 Poitiers and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Poitiers to Paris is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Poitiers to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Poitiers to Paris can start from as little as $5.48 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 Poitiers to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Poitiers to Paris without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Poitiers to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Poitiers to Paris leave?

The first train from Poitiers to Paris leaves at 04:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Poitiers to Paris leaves at 19:15. 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 Poitiers and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Poitiers to Paris cover a distance of around 183 miles (294 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Poitiers.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Poitiers to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/17/2021. 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 05/21/2021 for travel on 05/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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