Reims is an easy day trip from Paris, with the added thrill of making the return journey by high speed train!
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:
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
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €18|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €18|
|Save A Train||from €18|
|Rail Europe||from €18|
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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