Paris to St Malo by train

How to take a train journey from Paris to St Malo



From Paris Montparnasse to Saint-Malo

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 15min - 2hr 45min (approx)
Travel Information

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

Final Destination: St Malo

All trains also call at: Rennes and Dol (connect for Mont St Michel)

As far as we can tell, TGV Atlantique trains are used for these Paris to St Malo services, so here's a guide to how you can confirm which type of TGV train you will be travelling by.

Mon -Thurs = 3 x trains per day
Friday = 4 x trains
Saturday = 3 x trains
Sunday = 3 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

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

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding these TGV trains

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

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €39

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 €39
Trainline from €39

Trainline Guide

Save A Train from €39

Save A Train Guide

Rail Europe from €39

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 then separated- one train (usually the front train) continues on to Saint-Malo, the second part of the train usually heads off to Brest.

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 (platform/track) as the train heading to Saint-Malo.
This info is for the other train that will be attached to the Saint-Malo train between Paris and Rennes.

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