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Taking the train from Rennes to Paris

Thanks to daily direct train services taking you from Rennes to the centre of Paris in just over an hour and a half, you can relax and enjoy the views as you’re whisked over to the heart of the French capital. Avoid the hassle of driving and finding parking in the centre of Paris, not to mention the costs of petrol!

Take the high-speed TGV train services by SNCF and you can enjoy access to free WiFi, power sockets, and (most importantly) speeds of up to 320 km/h. That gives you more time to explore iconic Paris sights or just wander through the city’s most charming neighbourhoods such as Montmartre and Le Marais.

Ready to find out more? Scroll down for more information on the journey, including FAQs and train times.

Rennes to Paris by train

It takes an average of 1h 41m to travel from Rennes to Paris by train, over a distance of around 191 miles (308 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Rennes to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

1h 30m


308 miles (191 km)


17 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €16

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Rennes to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rennes to Paris for Tuesday 7th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:35 08:08 1h 33m, direct
06:47 08:47 2h 0m, direct
07:35 09:05 1h 30m, direct
08:35 10:19 1h 44m, direct
10:35 12:19 1h 44m, direct
12:31 14:02 1h 31m, direct
12:35 14:06 1h 31m, direct
14:35 16:08 1h 33m, direct
15:35 17:08 1h 33m, direct
16:35 18:06 1h 31m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Rennes to Paris

You can travel from Rennes 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 Rennes to Paris

The price of train tickets from Rennes 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 Rennes 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 Rennes 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 Rennes to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Rennes and Paris is 1 hour and 41 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 Rennes and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rennes to Paris is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Rennes to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Rennes 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 Rennes to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rennes to Paris without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Rennes 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 Rennes to Paris leave?

The first train from Rennes to Paris leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rennes to Paris leaves at 21:35. 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 Rennes and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Rennes to Paris cover a distance of around 191 miles (308 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Rennes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rennes 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 Rennes to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 04/20/2023 for travel on 04/20/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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