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Paris to St-Étienne by train

It takes an average of 3h 30m to travel from Paris to St-Étienne by train, over a distance of around 255 miles (410 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Paris to St-Étienne and tickets for this journey start from €22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 50m
PriceFrom €22
Distance255 miles (410 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train05:49
Last train20:40
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationSt-Étienne
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Paris to St-Étienne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to St-Étienne for Saturday 25th September 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:55 Paris Gare de Lyon10:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6603 SNCF Get tickets3h 31m, 1 change
07:52 Paris Gare de Lyon10:47 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6681 SNCF Get tickets2h 55m, direct
08:56 Paris Gare de Lyon12:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6607 SNCF Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
09:20 Paris Montparnasse13:40 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxRER 64573 SNCF Get tickets4h 20m, 2 changes
10:58 Paris Gare de Lyon14:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6611 SNCF Get tickets3h 28m, 1 change
11:51 Paris Gare de Lyon15:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6613 SNCF Get tickets3h 35m, 1 change
12:54 Paris Gare de Lyon15:47 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6685 SNCF Get tickets2h 53m, direct
13:49 Paris Gare de Lyon17:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6617 SNCF Get tickets3h 37m, 1 change
14:57 Paris Gare de Lyon18:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6619 SNCF Get tickets3h 29m, 1 change
15:49 Paris Gare de Lyon19:26 St-Étienne ChâteaucreuxTGV INOUI 6621 SNCF Get tickets3h 37m, 1 change

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to St-Étienne

You can travel from Paris to St-Étienne on TGV 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.

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 Paris to St-Étienne

The price of train tickets from Paris to St-Étienne starts at €22 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 Paris to St-Étienne 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 Paris to St-Étienne? 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 Paris to St-Étienne take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and St-Étienne is 3 hours and 30 minutes, with around 22 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 Paris and St-Étienne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to St-Étienne is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to St-Étienne cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to St-Étienne can start from as little as €22 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 Paris to St-Étienne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to St-Étienne without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris to St-Étienne each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to St-Étienne leave?

The first train from Paris to St-Étienne leaves at 05:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to St-Étienne leave?

The last train from Paris to St-Étienne leaves at 20:40. 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 Paris and St-Étienne by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to St-Étienne cover a distance of around 255 miles (410 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Étienne to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to St-Étienne.
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 Paris to St-Étienne for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/25/2021. 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 10/16/2021 for travel on 10/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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