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Taking the train from Perpignan to Paris

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.

Perpignan to Paris by train

It takes an average of 8h 34m to travel from Perpignan to Paris by train, over a distance of around 426 miles (686 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Perpignan to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 08m
Price€19 - €254.60
Distance426 miles (686 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationPerpignan
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Perpignan to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Perpignan to Paris for Friday 5th Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:31 Perpignan20:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9704 SNCF Get tickets5h 17m, direct
16:09 Perpignan08:47 Paris MontparnasseTER 76260 SNCF Get tickets16h 38m, 2 changes
20:09 Perpignan11:03 Paris Gare de LyonTER 76432 SNCF Get tickets14h 54m, 2 changes
07:29 Perpignan12:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6202 SNCF Get tickets5h 19m, direct
11:40 Perpignan16:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets5h 08m, direct
15:31 Perpignan20:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9704 SNCF Get tickets5h 17m, direct
16:09 Perpignan09:27 Paris AusterlitzTER 86974 SNCF Get tickets17h 18m, 2 changes
18:09 Perpignan09:57 Paris MontparnasseTER 86978 SNCF Get tickets15h 48m, 2 changes
07:29 Perpignan12:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6202 SNCF Get tickets5h 19m, direct
11:40 Perpignan16:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets5h 08m, direct

TGV, SNCF, Intercités and Renfe-SNCF trains from Perpignan to Paris

You can travel from Perpignan to Paris on TGV, SNCF, Intercités and Renfe-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).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Perpignan to Paris

Train tickets from Perpignan to Paris start at €19 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 €138.26.
lowest price found
from19
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price130.06
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price131.29
on the day
avg. single price138.26

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 Perpignan to Paris 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 Perpignan to Paris? 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 Perpignan to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Perpignan and Paris is 8 hours and 34 minutes, with around 8 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 Perpignan and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Perpignan to Paris is 5 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Perpignan to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Perpignan to Paris can start from as little as €19 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 Perpignan to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Perpignan to Paris without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Perpignan to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Perpignan to Paris leave?

The first train from Perpignan to Paris leaves at 07:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Perpignan to Paris leave?

The last train from Perpignan to Paris leaves at 20:09. 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 Perpignan and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Perpignan to Paris cover a distance of around 426 miles (686 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Perpignan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Perpignan to Paris.
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 Perpignan to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 19/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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