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Taking the train from Poitiers to Paris

Leave the car at home and travel by comfortable TGV high-speed train from Poitiers to Paris to discover the best of the French capital city. You won't need to worry about finding a parking spot, navigating unfamiliar roads or battling through heavy commuter traffic. Instead, you'll be sitting back, enjoying the views and the onboard internet access, and relaxing in a spacious seat - that's the best way to travel!

Getting off at Paris Montparnasse station after just one hour and a half, you'll be within walking distance of some of the best city attractions. Discover the Montparnasse Tower with its panoramic views, take a visit to the catacombs or explore the oldest working observatory in the world. Paris is easy to navigate on foot, with world-famous sites within easy walking distance of each other.

Are you ready to book your train ticket from Poitiers to Paris? Then read on to learn more about the different ticket types and prices that suit your needs as well as FAQs to help you plan your trip.

Poitiers to Paris by train

It takes an average of 1h 46m to travel from Poitiers to Paris by train, over a distance of around 183 miles (294 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Poitiers to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 26m
PriceFrom €16
Distance183 miles (294 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train06:12
Last train21:14
Departure stationPoitiers
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Poitiers to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Poitiers to Paris for Tuesday 11th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:19 08:06 1h 47m, 1 change
06:27 08:37 2h 10m, direct
07:20 09:01 1h 41m, direct
09:12 10:44 1h 32m, direct
09:19 10:53 1h 34m, direct
10:19 12:37 2h 18m, direct
11:15 12:41 1h 26m, direct
14:18 16:06 1h 48m, direct
16:18 18:02 1h 44m, direct
17:09 18:50 1h 41m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Poitiers to Paris

You can travel from Poitiers to Paris on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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 Poitiers to Paris

The price of train tickets from Poitiers to Paris starts at €16 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 Poitiers 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 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 Poitiers 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 Poitiers to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Poitiers and Paris is 1 hour and 46 minutes, with around 17 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 Poitiers and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Poitiers to Paris is 1 hour and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Poitiers to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Poitiers to Paris can start from as little as €16 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 Poitiers to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Poitiers to Paris without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Poitiers to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Poitiers to Paris leaves at 06:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Poitiers to Paris leaves at 21:14. 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 Poitiers and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Poitiers to Paris cover a distance of around 183 miles (294 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Poitiers. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Poitiers 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Poitiers to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 09/28/2022 for travel on 09/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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