Paris to Orléans by train

This is a comparatively easy day trip from Paris to beautiful Orléans if you take care to target the trains heading to the station in the city centre.



From Paris Austerlitz to Orléans-Centre

Journey Summary

Travel Time
58min - 1hr 55min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Orléans-Centre

Year round service:

Mon-Friday = 9 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 7 x trains per day

Between mid June and late August there are up to seven additional departures per day.


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The train service between Paris and Orléans had been split between IC trains and TER trains; but now all departures are designated as TER services, but as discounted tickets were available on the IC trains, unusually for a TE route they are also available on these trains.

If you can book in advance only a couple of days ahead, you can typically save more than €10, though you will be committing to a specific departure and refunds and exchanges won't be an option.

Rail pass users:

No reservation fees are charged on the TER trains

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €10

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 €10

Trainline Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoNot High Speed

Good to Know

Many trains 'to Orléans' arrive at a station named 'Les Aubrais', but this station is 4km from the city centre.

So when looking up this journey take care to book tickets to 'Orléans-Centre' - as this station] lives up to its name, with a location that's a 12 - 20 min walk from Orléans cathedral.

Also at Austerlitz station take care that you're booking tickets and boarding trains to Orléans-Centre.

The service on this route is split between Intercités (IC) and TER trains.
Most of the IC trains are around 30 mins faster than the TER trains, so the TER trains have a journey time of around 1hr 30mins.

However, what's unusual on this route is some of the IC trains are the slowest services of all - so pay particular attention to the journey times of each departure when you're looking up this journey on the ticketing websites.

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