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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Paris Bercy to Clermont Ferrand Intercités / ...

€110 - €210

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Clermont-Ferrand Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Orly Airport - P4C Carpark > Montluçon > Clermont-Ferrand / ...

€15 - €28

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Rideshare  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand 421.4 km

€25

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Clermont-Ferrand 420 km

€45 - €70

Fly  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) CDG - CFE

€74 - €374

Paris to Clermont-Ferrand by train

The train journey time between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand is around 3h 28m and covers a distance of around 418 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 27m. Operated by SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Paris to Clermont-Ferrand train service departs from Paris Bercy and arrives in Clermont Ferrand. Typically 41 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 28m
Fastest train time:
3h 27m
Trains per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€45
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:01
Last train departs at:
18:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Clermont-Ferrand train schedules

Paris → Clermont-Ferrand
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Clermont-Ferrand is 800 130 000.

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is to bus, which costs €15 - €28 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is to fly which costs €70 - €380 and takes 3h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Bercy and arriving at Clermont Ferrand. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand is 347 km. The road distance is 420 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €110 - €210.

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The train from Paris Bercy to Clermont Ferrand takes 3h 28m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Paris to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Paris Bercy station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €110 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €28 and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €380 and takes 3h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand.
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  • Distance: 346.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Clermont-Ferrand, France?

SNCF operates a train from Paris Bercy to Clermont Ferrand every 4 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €95 and the journey takes 3h 28m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Clermont-Ferrand once daily. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 6h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Bercy to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €95
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Bercy to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Paris to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Paris to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Clermont Ferrand station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is 420 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport.

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Book your Paris to Clermont-Ferrand train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Clermont-Ferrand bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Clermont-Ferrand. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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