Travelling from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train
Fast trains from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice take around 5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 492 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
Are there direct trains from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice?
Journeys between Paris and Bourg-Saint-Maurice usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.
We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
How long is the train journey from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice?
The Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train travel time is normally about 5 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:29 and the last train is around 18:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:46, and the last at 18:45.
Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.
What's the Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice are $56.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $98 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $141. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice train tickets?
Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Bourg-Saint-Maurice?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Getting by train from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice is easy. In the ski season and on some peak summer days there are direct daytime TGVs from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and other towns in the Tarentaise Valley. But don’t worry if your preferred travel date is not one with a direct daytime train. You’ll still have a choice of other daytime options, using a high-speed TGV from Paris to Chambéry where you connect onto a comfortable regional train service (or a bus operated by SNCF) for the final part of the journey to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. This is the journey we describe here.
There are alternative routings to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via Lyon or Aix-les-Bains – both with the same scenic appeal as the more popular option via Chambéry. If you do not mind an overnight journey, you’ll also find that there’s a direct TGV train (just seats, no couchettes or sleepers) from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the ski season and at certain other holiday times.
Paris to Chambéry - Challes-les-Eaux
The high-speed TGV trains from Paris to Chambéry leave from the Gare de Lyon in the French capital. Most trains make just one stop on the run from Paris to Chambéry. Some services are operated by double-deck TGV Duplex trains.
The journey from Paris to Chambéry in the French Alps takes in some very fine scenery. The train dashes south from Paris and before long you are skirting Burgundy vineyards. The last hour of the journey is through increasingly mountainous landscapes as the train cuts through the foothills of the Alps. In Chambéry, you’ll arrive at the modern Challes-les-Eaux station.
Chambéry - Challes-les-Eaux to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
SNCF run direct regional trains (called TER services) each day from Chambéry Challes-les-Eaux to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Additionally there are up to six SNCF bus services which follow exactly the same route up the Isère Valley to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Our system clearly shows which services are buses and which are trains.
The fares and journey time are much the same, whether you opt for a train or a bus. Expect the run from Chambéry to Bourg-Saint-Maurice to be two hours. Leaving Chambéry, the route skirts the Massif de Bauges. The last hour of the journey becomes ever more dramatic, with fine views of the Vanoise range away to the south. Sit on the right of the train or bus for the best views.