There are 6 ways to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv / ...

59€ - 118€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Saint-Etienne > Lyon - Perrache Bus station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles > Sartrouville / ...

16€ - 35€

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Paris 522.8 km

30€ - 33€

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Paris Bercy 521.6 km

60€ - 95€

Train, fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY

94€ - 303€

Train, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG

78€ - 280€

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to bus which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to train which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 3h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Etienne and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Étienne to Paris. However, there are services departing from St Etienne Chateaucreux and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Paris is 411 km. The road distance is 521.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs 55€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris, including transfers.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Saint-Etienne station.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Etienne Chateaucreux station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs 55€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 7h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris.
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  • Distance: 410.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between Saint-Étienne, France and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Saint-Étienne to Paris Bercy via Lyon Part Dieu in around 3h 16m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Saint-Etienne to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine once daily. Tickets cost 16€ - 21€ and the journey takes 7h 30m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
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 St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 23€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 95€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Saint-Etienne to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Étienne to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 33€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Étienne to Paris is 522 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Saint-Étienne to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Lyon Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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Book your Saint-Étienne to Paris train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Saint-Étienne to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 7714+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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