Soak up the sights from St-Malo to Paris by train. If you’re travelling from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse, you’re in for a treat. Smoothly gliding through the countryside, you’ll detour via two famous spots.
The first is Rennes, the capital of Brittany, known for its unique high-timbered architecture and charming streets. The second is the famous racing home of Le Mans. With its sharp bends and quirky streets, you’ll be glad you left the car at home! The two-and-a-half-hour journey will fly by, if not through sightseeing, then enjoying the service on board. As a fabulous added touch, there’s even an online log-in service allowing you to order food and drink from the comfort of your seat, and collect it at the bar without queuing.
Read on for more details on the popular St-Malo to Paris route below, including train times and FAQs.
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.
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).
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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse 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 St-Malo and Paris Montparnasse is 2 hours and 46 minutes, with around 10 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse is 2 hours and 38 minutes.
Train tickets from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse can start from as little as €20 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 10:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 21:00. 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse cover a distance of around 198 miles (318 km) during the journey.