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The train from Vichy to Paris usually takes 3 hours 30 minutes on average to travel 314 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 53 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Paris, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. The route to Paris is operated by SNCF, the French national train operator. You're likely to be traveling on a TER regional train, or Intercités service during your journey, both of which offer modern comfortable seating.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Vichy to Paris in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $15.26.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Paris, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
|Journey time||From 2h 53m|
|Distance||195 miles (314 km)|
|Frequency||12 trains per day|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||SNCF|
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.
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 Vichy to Paris 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 Vichy and Paris is 3 hours and 30 minutes, with around 12 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 Vichy to Paris is 2 hours and 53 minutes.
Train tickets from Vichy to Paris can start from as little as $15.26 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 Vichy to Paris without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Vichy to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Vichy to Paris leaves at 06:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Vichy to Paris leaves at 19:39. 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 Vichy to Paris cover a distance of around 195 miles (314 km) during the journey.