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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Saintes by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Niort Tgv
  2. Take the train from Niort to Saintes

$96 - $112

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Porte de Charenton to Saintes Ouibus

$17 - $45

7 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Saintes 295.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Paris Orly to La Rochelle, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to La Rochelle (LRH) ORY - LRH
  2. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes

$149 - $987

Fly Paris Orly to Bordeaux, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bordeaux (BOD) ORY - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes

$88 - $245

Fly Paris CDG to Bordeaux, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bordeaux (BOD) CDG - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes

$95 - $307

Fly Paris CDG to Nantes, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nantes (NTE) CDG - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Saintes

$99 - $329

Fly Paris Orly to Nantes, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nantes (NTE) ORY - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Saintes

$97 - $337

Fly Paris Orly to Limoges, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Limoges (LIG) ORY - LIG
  2. Take the train from Limoges Montjovis to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Saintes

$198 - $535

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Saintes is to bus which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Saintes is to train which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porte de Charenton and arriving at Saintes. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Saintes. However, there are services departing from Paris Montparnasse and arriving at Saintes via Niort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Paris and Saintes is 412 km. The road distance is 472.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Saintes without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 80€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Paris to Saintes, including transfers.

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Paris to Saintes bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Porte de Charenton station.

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Paris to Saintes train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Montparnasse station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Saintes is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 80€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Saintes.
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  • Distance: 257.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Saintes, France?

You can take a train from Paris to Saintes via Niort in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Paris to Saintes 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Paris Orly to Limoges
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Niort
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Niort to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nantes to Saintes
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Limoges Montjovis to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Angouleme to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Porte de Charenton to Saintes
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Centre - Bercy to Saintes
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to La Rochelle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Paris to Saintes bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Saintes station.

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Paris to Saintes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Saintes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Saintes is 473 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Paris to Saintes.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Saintes. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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