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Taking the train from Strasbourg to Paris

Think you know France? Think again! Strasbourg is a stunning destination where you can uncover a whole new side of France, one with a distinctly German flair. But don’t worry about missing out on the quintessential French experience avec croissants and tour Eiffel because this train route easily connects you to the capital for the perfect Paris city break. The best part? It takes less than 2 hours to go from city to city!

So, you can enjoy a totally stress-free stay in Strasbourg without the mounting dread as an airport transfer or traffic-filled drive approach. Instead, take in the beauty of the Grande Île, the urban island in Strasbourg’s historical heart, or tuck into some sauerkraut done French style, all while knowing a train awaits. TGV, TER and OUIGO trains all serve this route, with TGV trains offering WiFi to all passengers. Step off your train, and get to a boulangerie, because surely cake is needed to celebrate such a fabulous train ride. 

During your visit to Paris, why not stroll through one of the city's many beautiful parks and enjoy the outdoors, read our guide to the best parks and gardens in Paris for inspiration. Fancy a new wardrobe? Or maybe just a spot of window shopping? Check out our recommendations for the best shopping areas in Paris. A trip to Paris isn't complete without a walk along the Champs-Élysées too — often hailed as the most beautiful street in Paris.

It’s easy to make the most of your trip to France, just read below for more information.

Strasbourg to Paris by train

It takes an average of 2h 18m to travel from Strasbourg to Paris by train, over a distance of around 246 miles (396 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Strasbourg to Paris and tickets for this journey start from £14.30 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 1h 44m


246 miles (396 km)


17 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £14.30

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Strasbourg to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Strasbourg to Paris for Tuesday 28th May 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:23 09:13 1h 50m, direct
07:52 09:38 1h 46m, direct
09:31 11:15 1h 44m, direct
09:47 11:33 1h 46m, direct
11:23 13:13 1h 50m, direct
11:50 14:17 2h 27m, direct
13:49 15:35 1h 46m, direct
14:31 16:17 1h 46m, direct
15:31 17:16 1h 45m, direct
16:19 18:05 1h 46m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Strasbourg to Paris

You can travel from Strasbourg to Paris on TGV, OUIGO, TER 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.

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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.

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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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

TGV INOUI, ICE, OUIGO and TER classes from Strasbourg to Paris

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI, ICE, OUIGO and TER when travelling from Strasbourg to Paris.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI, ICE, OUIGO and TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Strasbourg to Paris.


On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.


TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

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Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.


If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.


Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

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For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).


You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.


With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.


You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.


One piece of hand luggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm) and one piece of cabin luggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) can be taken onboard. You can take additional or larger bags with you (max. 30kg) for an extra fee or by paying for OUIGO Plus.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

On OUIGO trains in France: an at-seat service of snacks is available on Train classique services. This service is not available on high-speed OUIGO trains.
On OUIGO trains in Spain: OUIBAR is located in coach 4 of each train and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus snacks.


WiFi (OUIFI) and an entertainment portal (OUIFUN) are available at an additional cost.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

For OUIGO trains in France: Passengers under 12 years old pay a fixed price for tickets all year round - €5 for journeys on Train classique services, and €8 for high speed services.
For OUIGO trains in Spain: Passengers under 12 pay €5 per ticket for all journeys.


You can take your bicycle on board OUIGO trains if you add the 'Bike' option onto your ticket for an additional fee of at least €5. Your bike must be folded or dismantled and placed in a storage bag for transport.


Pets are only allowed on board OUIGO trains if the 'Pets' option is added to your ticket at the time of booking. (1 pet per adult, per booking, €10 per pet.)

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).


There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!


TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.


On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.


Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Strasbourg to Paris

The price of train tickets from Strasbourg to Paris starts at £14.30 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Strasbourg and Paris is 2 hours and 18 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 Strasbourg and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Strasbourg to Paris is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Strasbourg to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Strasbourg to Paris can start from as little as £14.30 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 Strasbourg to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Strasbourg to Paris without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg to Paris leave?

The first train from Strasbourg to Paris leaves at 06:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Strasbourg to Paris leaves at 22:14. 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 Strasbourg and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Strasbourg to Paris cover a distance of around 246 miles (396 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Strasbourg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Strasbourg to Paris.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

A friends trip from Strasbourg to Paris by train

I took the train from Strasbourg to Paris after visiting a friend from university who lived in Strasbourg at the time. I travelled with two other friends on an ICE train on a Sunday afternoon in February 2023.

At the train station

Strasbourg has one main station, Strasbourg Ville, located around a 15-minute walk from the city centre. This station is also easily accessible by public transport – you can catch a tram from Langstross Grand Rue tram stop and you’ll be at the train station in around 5 minutes.

I was travelling with some friends, and we were heading back to the UK that day, meaning that we needed to be on time to catch a Eurostar train from Paris to London later that evening. This meant it was crucial that our journey was fuss-free and on time!

There are plenty of shops in Strasbourg’s station, as well as along the streets a stone’s throw from the entrance, so it’s easy to grab a pre-train snack if you’re feeling hungry. I bought a coffee from the PAUL shop inside the station before heading to board the train.

Boarding the train

Boarding the train was simple. Look at the departure board to find which platform your train will leave from, and head to the correct place. (Top tip: look for your train number and time, not just the destination – there may be multiple trains heading to the same destination, and you need to board the train specified on your ticket).

At the platform, there were members of staff who scanned our tickets before we could board the train. After that, we found the right carriage and took our seats.

Your ticket contains all the information you need about where you’re sitting, including your carriage number and your seat number. Everyone has a reserved seat on high-speed trains in France, so it’s important to sit in the right spot.

One quirk of French trains is that often, they’ll have two levels. There are signs at the door to each carriage telling you which seat numbers are upstairs and which are downstairs. Both decks have lots of luggage storage, and the toilets are accessible from either deck.

The train journey

Our train left on time at 4:19 pm. My friends and I settled into our seats, ready for a relaxing journey watching the countryside roll by as we sped towards France’s capital.

I took some knitting to do during the journey while my friends chatted. We didn’t have long to wait before we reached our destination, though! The journey from Strasbourg to Paris is direct, so we didn’t have to worry about changing trains halfway through. What’s more, many trains don’t make any stops along the way. This means it’s a speedy trip and you can be in the City of Love before you know it.

Arriving in Paris

In just 1 hour and 46 minutes, we pulled into Paris Gare de l’Est station. This is where all trains from Strasbourg terminate. We arrived right on time at 6:05 pm. Many public transport lines serve this station, including metro lines 4, 5 and 7, so you can hop off the train and start exploring Paris straight away.

We needed to get to Paris Gare du Nord in time to catch our Eurostar train back to the UK, from Paris to London. Luckily, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est are neighbouring stations, so it’s easy to walk between the two in around 5-10 minutes.

Overall, I was really pleased with the speed of my train trip from Strasbourg to Paris. The train facilities were also decent, and I had a comfortable journey. I’d certainly recommend this trip to others.

About Kristina

Kristina, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between Strasbourg and Paris.

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