Take the train from Perpignan to Paris and enjoy a relaxing direct journey on the high-speed TGV service that will whisk you into the heart of the capital in just over five hours.
The TGV train from Perpignan to Paris offers you every onboard comfort so you can have a truly enjoyable trip. From spacious seating and onboard free WiFi to food and drink options and power outlets, you'll have every convenience you could need.
Paris is notoriously difficult to navigate by car, with the infamous Arc de Triomph known as one of the world's worst roundabouts. And there's really no need to take the car when you arrive in the heart of Paris with so many attractions on your doorstep. If the city of romance is calling your name, why not take the train from Perpignan to Paris today? Scroll down for FAQs, top money-saving tips and so much more.
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.
Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.
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).
Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.
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 Perpignan 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 Perpignan and Paris is 7 hours and 47 minutes, with around 16 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 Perpignan to Paris is 5 hours and 5 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Perpignan to Paris can start from as little as €19 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 Perpignan to Paris without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Perpignan to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Perpignan to Paris leaves at 07:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Perpignan to Paris leaves at 20:17. 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 Perpignan to Paris cover a distance of around 426 miles (686 km) during the journey.