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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Le Mans by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans Tgv / ...

€24 - €55

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Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Le Mans > Angers > Nantes / ...

€10 - €15

3 alternative options

Train via Massy Palaiseau  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from St Michel Nd Rer C to Massy Palaiseau C
  2. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Le Mans Tgv

€61 - €107

Rideshare  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Mans (Le) 206.7 km

€12 - €14

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Le Mans 208.8 km

€23 - €35

Paris to Le Mans by train

The train journey time between Paris and Le Mans is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 201 km. The fastest train normally takes 59 min. Operated by TGV inOui and SNCF, the Paris to Le Mans train service departs from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arrives in Le Mans. Typically 95 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 25m
Fastest train time:
59 min
Trains per week:
95
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:23
Last train departs at:
21:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Le Mans train schedules

Paris → Le Mans
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Le Mans is to bus which costs €10 - €15 and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Le Mans is to train which costs €24 - €55 and takes 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Le Mans. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arriving at Le Mans. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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The distance between Paris and Le Mans is 185 km. The road distance is 208.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Le Mans without a car is to train which takes 1h 2m and costs €24 - €55.

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The train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans takes 1h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Paris to Le Mans train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Le Mans is to train which takes 1h 2m and costs €24 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €15 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Le Mans.
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  • Distance: 184.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 2m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Le Mans, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans every 2 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 2m. SNCF also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans 5 times a day. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 25m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from St Michel Nd Rer C to Massy Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Transilien
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 Massy-TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €100
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 Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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 Mans (Le)
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Le Mans bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Paris to Le Mans train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Le Mans is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Paris to Le Mans.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Le Mans. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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