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

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Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

130€ - 240€

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière to Lyon Perrache Ctx110 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Paris N729 / ...

20€ - 35€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Paris 522.1 km

30€ - 33€

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Paris Bercy 520.5 km

55€ - 85€

Train, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG

73€ - 207€

Saint-Étienne to Paris by train

The train journey time between Saint-Étienne and Paris is around 2h 52m and covers a distance of around 486 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 51m. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Saint-Étienne to Paris train service departs from St Etienne Chateaucreux and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically 16 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saint-Étienne to Paris train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to train which costs 130€ - 240€ and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint-Étienne to Paris. However, there are services departing from St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière and arriving at Paris via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Etienne Chateaucreux and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Paris is 411 km. The road distance is 520.5 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs 130€ - 240€.

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The train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Paris Gare De Lyon takes 2h 52m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière station.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 2h 52m and costs 130€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7h 35m.

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  • Distance: 410.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Paris Gare De Lyon 4 times a day. Tickets cost 80€ - 110€ and the journey takes 2h 52m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Étienne to Paris Bercy via Lyon Perrache in around 7h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
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 St Etienne Chateaucreux to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
85€ - 110€
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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€
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Saint Etienne to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Lyon Perrache to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
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 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 CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Saint-Étienne to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris 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 520 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 CDG Airport.

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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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