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Taking the train from Grenoble to Paris

Whether you want to catch a show at the Bercy Arena or check out the latest additions to the Louvre Gallery, taking the train from Grenoble to Paris is the best way to travel. The French capital is 350 miles away from Grenoble, which might seem like a long way, but thanks to SNCF's high-speed TGV trains you can reach the capital in 3 hours on the speediest services.

There are 8 direct services per day to Grenoble, with the first train departing at 05:19 and the last at 21:22. The whole journey is about as quick as flying, and won't require transfers out of town to Grenoble Airport. With trains, you can sit back, watch France unfold, and get ready for your Parisian trip.

Paris is one of those cities that never disappoints. It's a place that dazzles gastronomes, culture connoisseurs, and sports fans alike - and always has something to offer for visitors from Grenoble. From PSG games to Paris Fashion Week, the options are endless. Cast your eyes down the page for train times, advice on cheap tickets and journey FAQs to help you plan your trip from Grenoble to Paris.

Grenoble to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 52m to travel from Grenoble to Paris by train, over a distance of around 299 miles (480 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Grenoble to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 2m
PriceFrom €19
Distance299 miles (480 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train05:47
Last train21:21
Departure stationGrenoble
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, OUIGO

Grenoble to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Grenoble to Paris for Tuesday 13th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:47 11:49 3h 2m, direct
08:51 12:22 3h 31m, 1 change
10:21 13:59 3h 38m, 1 change
11:21 15:12 3h 51m, 1 change
12:21 16:02 3h 41m, 1 change
12:30 16:20 3h 50m, 1 change
13:46 16:58 3h 12m, direct
13:51 17:38 3h 47m, 1 change
14:21 18:06 3h 45m, 1 change
14:30 18:21 3h 51m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Grenoble to Paris

You can travel from Grenoble 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 brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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 Grenoble to Paris

The price of train tickets from Grenoble to Paris starts at €19 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 Grenoble 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Grenoble and Paris is 3 hours and 52 minutes, with around 25 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 Grenoble and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Grenoble to Paris is 3 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Grenoble to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Grenoble to Paris can start from as little as €19 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.

Is there a direct train from Grenoble to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Grenoble to Paris without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Grenoble 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 Grenoble to Paris leave?

The first train from Grenoble to Paris leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Grenoble to Paris leaves at 21:21. 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 Grenoble and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Grenoble to Paris cover a distance of around 299 miles (480 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Grenoble. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Grenoble to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Grenoble to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 02/14/2023 for travel on 02/14/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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