Thinking about taking the train from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 3 hours 22 minutes to travel the 161 miles (259 km) from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 35 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 28 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, Thalys or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris start from €36.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 3h 22m to travel from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris by train, over a distance of around 161 miles (259 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €36.60 when you book in advance.
259 miles (161 km)
28 trains per day
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SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
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).
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
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.
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 Louvain-la-Neuve-Université 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 Louvain-la-Neuve-Université and Paris is 3 hours and 22 minutes, with around 28 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 Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris is 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris can start from as little as €36.60 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 Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris. Travelling from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris leaves at 23:09. 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 Louvain-la-Neuve-Université to Paris cover a distance of around 161 miles (259 km) during the journey.