The average train time from Paris to Reims is 1h 20m, although it takes just 39m on the fastest TGV INOUI services. There are around 20 trains per day running from Paris to Reims, including 12 direct trains. The first train leaves Paris Gare de l’Est at 06:58 and the last train leaves at 21:36.
From the Eiffel Tower to elegant tipples, travel from the French capital to Reims – the unofficial centre of the Champagne region – in just over half an hour by high-speed TGV train. Why sit in traffic and struggle to park when you can relax in wide comfortable seating and watch the world go by? Reservations on TGV trains are required, so if you know when you want to travel, make sure you book in advance as you can’t buy tickets on the train – you’re also likely to save money on train tickets this way too, as prices increase as the departure date gets closer.
If you want to arrive in the city centre, make sure your train is heading to Reims Ville. If your train terminates at Champagne-Ardenne TGV, you can change for a TER train for a 12-minute journey to Reims Ville station, or jump in a taxi to arrive in the centre in around 8 minutes.
As the journey time is so short, Reims makes a great day trip destination from Paris – we recommend visiting the cathedral (just a 12-minute walk from the station) or book a tour in one of the many Champagne houses dotted around the city.
Find train times and ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Or keep reading to learn more about travelling by train from Paris to Reims.
It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Paris to Reims by train, over a distance of around 81 miles (130 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Reims and tickets for this journey start from €13 when you book in advance.
81 miles (130 km)
20 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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).
In Second Class, TGV INOUI allows you to travel comfortably while enjoying the onboard services, such as free WiFi, power sockets and more.
Want to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Second Class as well as some additional perks.
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 Paris to Reims 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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Paris and Reims is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris to Reims is 31 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Reims can start from as little as €13 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Reims without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Paris to Reims each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to Reims leaves at 07:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Reims leaves at 21:36. 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 Paris to Reims cover a distance of around 81 miles (130 km) during the journey.