Paris to Limoges by train



From Paris Austerlitz to Limoges-Bénédictins

Journey Summary

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Travel Time
3hr 13min - 3hr 41min
Travel Information

Note that these trains to Limoges depart from Austerlitz station in Paris.

Final Destination: Toulouse or Brive or Cahors or Limoges

Limoges isn't connected to the network of high speed lines in France, so there are no TGV trains between Paris and Limoges.

Instead the trains on this route are the top tier Intercités trains; the refurbished and updated Intercités trains are undoubtedly more comfortable than travelling by TGV.

Mon- Friday = 9 x trains per day
Saturday = 8 x trains
Sunday = 9 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

**Online bookings usually open:**up to 6 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.

Trains departing at different times can also be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.

Also if possible try to avoid making this journey on a Friday, the cheapest tickets on Fridays tend to sell out more than a month ahead

If tickets aren't on sale yet for your travel date, you can sign up to the ticket availability notification service on SNCF Connect.

Rail Pass users:

If you will be travelling with an InterRail or Eurail pass, you will have to pay a reservation fee prior to boarding boarding on the Intercités trains on this particular route; more info is available on our guide to using rail passes in France.

Those rail pass reservations fee are the same as for TGV trains, so they can seem expensive when they are also applied to these Intercités trains, but there are no viable alternatives for avoiding these trains on this route.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €15

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

Trainline from €15

Trainline Guide

Save A Train from €15

Save A Train Guide

Rail Europe from €15
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