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St-Malo to Paris by high-speed TGV train

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.

St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse by train

It takes an average of 2h 39m to travel from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (318 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse and tickets for this journey start from €20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 22m
PriceFrom €20
Distance197 miles (318 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train05:30
Last train20:30
Departure stationSt-Malo
Arrival stationParis Montparnasse
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse train times

Check out the next trains departing from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:08 07:45 2h 37m, direct
05:27 08:04 2h 37m, 1 change
06:27 09:03 2h 36m, 1 change
07:37 10:16 2h 39m, 1 change
09:30 12:05 2h 35m, 1 change
10:59 13:45 2h 46m, direct
12:23 15:05 2h 42m, 1 change
13:30 16:04 2h 34m, 1 change
15:00 18:03 3h 3m, 1 change
16:42 19:04 2h 22m, direct

TGV and SNCF trains from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse

You can travel from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse on TGV 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.

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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse

The price of train tickets from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse starts at €20 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse? 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse take?

The average journey time by train between St-Malo and Paris Montparnasse is 2 hours and 39 minutes, with around 13 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 St-Malo and Paris Montparnasse by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse is 2 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse cost?

Train ticket prices from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse can start from as little as €20 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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse?

Yes, it is possible to travel from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leave?

The first train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leave?

The last train from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 20:30. 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 St-Malo and Paris Montparnasse by train?

Trains travelling from St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse cover a distance of around 197 miles (318 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Montparnasse to St-Malo.
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 St-Malo to Paris Montparnasse for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 10/15/2021 for travel on 10/15/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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