Paris to Reims by train

How to take a train journey from Paris to Reims

Reims is an easy day trip from Paris, with the added thrill of making the return journey by high speed train!



From Paris Gare de l'Est/Paris Est to Reims

Journey Summary

Travel Information

Final Destination: Reims or Sedan

Note that these trains depart from Gare de l'Est in Paris.

These TGVs are the only direct trains from Paris to Reims.

They arrive at the station in central Reims, which is a 10 - 20 min walk from the cathedral in the heart of the city.

If you will making a day trip from Paris there is usually a departure at 08:23.

So this is a comparatively easy day trip by train from Paris.

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


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date.

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.
SNCF Connect will indicate the cheapest prices per day.

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 these TGV trains; more info is available on our guide to using rail passes in France.

Though our advice is to try and avoid using your pass on this route, it can seem a high price to pay for such a comparatively short journey, if you're happy to spend two hours travelling to Reims, there is an option for travelling by TER trains by making a connection in Epernay

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €18

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 €18
Trainline from €18

Trainline Guide

Save A Train from €18

Save A Train Guide

Rail Europe from €18

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (total journey)

Good to Know

Some journey options, you will find on the ticket agents websites, can involve making a connection at Champagne-Ardenne TGV station.
But avoid booking to Champagne-Ardenne TGV station if you're heading to Reims city centre.

Champagne-Ardenne TGV is sometimes described as being 'near Reims', but it's actually 8km from Reims and is in the middle of nowhere.
So only useful if you're parking a car there, or if someone with a car can collect you.

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