There are 7 ways to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$95 - $110

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Étienne to Paris, Paris 747 / ...

$17 - $50

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Rideshare  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Étienne to Paris 301.5 miles

$35 - $39

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Saint-Étienne to Paris 326.8 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 3 min

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

$94 - $303

Train to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 24 min

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

$89 - $293

Train to Le Puy, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from St Etienne Bellevue to Le Puy en Velay
  2. Fly from Le Puy (LPY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LPY - ORY

$181 - $688

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris is to train which costs 80€ - 95€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint-Étienne and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Etienne Châteaucreux and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Saint-Étienne and Paris is 411 km. The road distance is 522.9 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 80€ - 95€.

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The train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon takes 2 h 51 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Map of how to get from Saint-Étienne to Paris.
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  • Distance: 256.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

TGV operates a train from Saint-Étienne to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $95 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saint-Étienne to Paris 6 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h. Ouibus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Le Puy to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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 St Etienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from St Etienne Bellevue to Le Puy en Velay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Saint-Etienne to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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