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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 43m to travel from Strasbourg to Paris by train, over a distance of around 246 miles (396 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Strasbourg to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €1 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 48m
PriceFrom €1
Distance246 miles (396 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train04:56
Last train19:23
Departure stationStrasbourg
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, OUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Strasbourg to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Strasbourg to Paris for Tuesday 18th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:04 Strasbourg08:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 5450 SNCF Get tickets2h 16m, 1 change
06:42 Strasbourg08:35 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2404 SNCF Get tickets1h 53m, direct
07:18 Strasbourg09:06 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2350 SNCF Get tickets1h 48m, direct
07:31 Strasbourg10:07 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 5470 SNCF Get tickets2h 36m, 1 change
07:51 Strasbourg11:38 Paris Gare de LyonTER 96209 SNCF Get tickets3h 47m, 1 change
10:43 Strasbourg12:33 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 9576 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 50m, direct
12:19 Strasbourg14:16 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 9574 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 57m, direct
12:31 Strasbourg16:31 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 30306 SNCF Get tickets4h 0m, 1 change
14:12 Strasbourg17:18 Paris Gare de Lyon RERTGV INOUI 5454 SNCF Get tickets3h 6m, 1 change
15:44 Strasbourg17:35 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2440 SNCF Get tickets1h 51m, 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.

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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 Strasbourg to Paris

The price of train tickets from Strasbourg to Paris starts at €1 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 43 minutes, with around 16 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 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Strasbourg to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Strasbourg to Paris can start from as little as €1 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 14 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 04:56. 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 19:23. 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.
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 Strasbourg to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 12/25/2020 for travel on 12/25/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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