Paris to Morlaix by train

How to take a train journey from Paris to Morlaix

Taking the train from Paris to Morlaix, one of the most beautiful locations in Brittany, is fairly straightforward as TGV train journeys extend beyond the high speed line.

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Routes

From Paris Montparnasse to Morlaix

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 3min - 3hr 23min
Frequency
Daily
Travel Information

Note that these trains to Morlaix depart from the Gare-Montparnasse in Paris.

Final Destination: Brest

All trains also call at: Rennes

*As far as we can tell TGV Oceane trains are now used for most of the departures on this route, but here's a guide to how you can confirm, which type of TGV train you will be travelling by.

Mon -Thurs = 7 x trains per day
Friday = 9 x trains
Saturday = 4 x trains
Sunday = 6 x trains

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.

When booking 2nd class tickets only one type of ticket will be available per departure, discounted 'Prems' tickets or 'Seconde' tickets; though the price of Seconde tickets are also typically cheaper when they are first placed on sale.
When booking 1st class tickets there will be a choice of Premiere tickets and Business Premiere tickets.

The two key T&Cs of booking Prems, Seconde, or Premiere tickets are:

  1. Up until two days prior to departure, these types of tickets can be refunded for no additional charge (big tick), but a €15 fee will be payable for making a refund in the two days prior to departure.
  2. It's also possible to exchange tickets to an alternative departure on the same journey, but you will have to pay any difference in price between the cost you paid and the cost at the time of the exchange.

Though if you book Business Premiere tickets, the key T&Cs are that tickets can be exchanged and refunded free of charge up to 30 minutes after departure, so if you get to the station just too late to miss the train you were originally booked on to, you won't lose out financially.

The price is dictated by demand per departure, so book ahead and try and be flexible re: your departure and arrival times, as trains leaving earlier or later can be cheaper.

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

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 -more info is available on our guide to using rail passes in France.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €32

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

Download the SNCF Connect App from €32
Trainline from €32

Trainline Guide

Save A Train from €32

Save A Train Guide

Rail Europe from €32

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

Two TGV trains are normally joined together for the high speed part of the journey between Paris and Rennes
At Rennes the trains are separated, either one train (the front train) continues on to Brest (calling at Morlaix), or the second part of the train heads off to Sant-Malo.

So arrive at Paris Montparnasse at least 10 mins before the train departs and check the coach number on your ticket.
Your seat will be in this coach and you can check the coach number on the outside of the trains.

When two TGV trains are joined together, these can be exceptionally long trains, so you may have to walk some distance along the voie/platform; hence the advice to be at Paris Montparnasse at least 10 mins before the train departs!

When looking at the departure board you may see another train departing at the same time AND from the same voie/track as the train heading to Brest which will be calling at Morlaix.
This info is for the other train that will be attached to the Brest train between Paris and Rennes.

These trains use the LGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire the new extension of the older high speed, so for the first 90 mins the train will be travelling at more than 280 km/h until it arrives in Rennes.

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