Taking the train from Beaune to Paris has never been easier. Hop onto one of the 16 SNCF trains running daily and you'll be enjoying your croissant like a Parisian in less than three hours. With less hassle than driving, the train from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon snakes through the scenic French countryside reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200mph). Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful views.
Most of the SNCF trains along this route are brand new, with the ultra-modern TGV trains featuring double-decker carriages coming with comfortable seats that have enough legroom, a restaurant car and luggage racks. For those travelling in Business Class, they can enjoy the quiet carriages with fold-down tables.
Are you ready to book? Keep reading to find out more about train times, ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from Beaune to Paris by train.
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).
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.
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 Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Beaune and Paris Gare de Lyon is 5 hours and 20 minutes, with around 14 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 Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €12 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon. Travelling from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 10:02. 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 Beaune to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 170 miles (274 km) during the journey.