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Travelling from Issoire to Alès by train

Looking to travel from Issoire to Alès by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 12 hours 21 minutes to travel from Issoire to Alès by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 6 hours 24 minutes though. You'll usually find 11 trains per day running along the 106 miles (171 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Alès, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Alès on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Issoire to Alès start from £0.90 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Alès by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Issoire to Alès by train

It takes an average of 12h 21m to travel from Issoire to Alès by train, over a distance of around 106 miles (171 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Issoire to Alès and tickets for this journey start from £0.90 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 6h 24m


106 miles (171 km)


11 trains per day


3 changes


From £0.90

Train and bus operators


Issoire to Alès train times

Check out the next trains departing from Issoire to Alès for Tuesday 6th June 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:24 12:31 7h 7m, 3 changes
07:21 13:45 6h 24m, 3 changes
08:50 16:35 7h 45m, 5 changes
12:05 19:17 7h 12m, 4 changes
14:36 05:46 15h 10m, 5 changes
14:36 06:51 16h 15m, 4 changes
15:33 06:51 15h 18m, 5 changes
15:33 07:47 16h 14m, 3 changes
16:45 06:51 14h 6m, 6 changes
16:45 07:47 15h 2m, 4 changes

TER and SNCF trains from Issoire to Alès

You can travel from Issoire to Alès on TER 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.

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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.

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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).

TER classes from Issoire to Alès

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Issoire to Alès.

Onboard services on TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Issoire to Alès.


There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!


TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.


On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.


Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Issoire to Alès

The price of train tickets from Issoire to Alès starts at £0.90 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 Issoire to Alès 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 Issoire to Alès? 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 Issoire to Alès take?

The average journey time by train between Issoire and Alès is 12 hours and 21 minutes, with around 11 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 Issoire and Alès by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Issoire to Alès is 6 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Issoire to Alès cost?

Train ticket prices from Issoire to Alès can start from as little as £0.90 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 Issoire to Alès?

No, there are no direct train services from Issoire to Alès. Travelling from Issoire to Alès by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Issoire to Alès leave?

The first train from Issoire to Alès leaves at 06:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Issoire to Alès leave?

The last train from Issoire to Alès leaves at 18:26. 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 Issoire and Alès by train?

Trains travelling from Issoire to Alès cover a distance of around 106 miles (171 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Alès to Issoire.
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 Issoire to Alès for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/06/2023. 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 01/07/2023 for travel on 01/07/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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