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Paris to St-Nazaire by train

It takes an average of 4h 37m to travel from Paris to St-Nazaire by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (381 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Paris to St-Nazaire and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 45m
Price€15 - €191.20
Distance237 miles (381 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationSt-Nazaire
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to St-Nazaire train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to St-Nazaire for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:29 Paris Montparnasse09:29 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8911 SNCF Get tickets3h 00m, direct
07:39 Paris Montparnasse10:41 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8803 SNCF Get tickets3h 02m, 1 change
09:36 Paris Montparnasse12:33 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8913 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, direct
10:36 Paris Montparnasse13:33 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8917 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, direct
10:52 Paris Montparnasse14:42 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8715 SNCF Get tickets3h 50m, 2 changes
12:39 Paris Montparnasse15:29 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8921 SNCF Get tickets2h 50m, direct
14:43 Paris Montparnasse17:28 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8923 SNCF Get tickets2h 45m, direct
14:52 Paris Montparnasse19:34 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8623 SNCF Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes
17:43 Paris Montparnasse20:43 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8127 SNCF Get tickets3h 00m, 1 change
18:39 Paris Montparnasse21:29 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8931 SNCF Get tickets2h 50m, direct

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to St-Nazaire

You can travel from Paris to St-Nazaire 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-Nazaire

Train tickets from Paris to St-Nazaire start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €102.63.
lowest price found
from15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price94.96
on the day
avg. single price102.63

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-Nazaire 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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-Nazaire? 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-Nazaire take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and St-Nazaire is 4 hours and 37 minutes, with around 9 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-Nazaire by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to St-Nazaire is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Paris to St-Nazaire can start from as little as €15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to St-Nazaire?

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

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

The first train from Paris to St-Nazaire leaves at 09:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to St-Nazaire leaves at 22:09. 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.

What's the distance between Paris and St-Nazaire by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to St-Nazaire cover a distance of around 237 miles (381 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Nazaire to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to St-Nazaire.
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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to St-Nazaire for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 09/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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