Fastest journey4hr 19m
Travelling from Paris to Cluses by train
Fast trains from Paris to Cluses take around 4 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 446 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Cluses.
Are there direct trains from Paris to Cluses?
Journeys between Paris and Cluses 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 25 departures on the route from Paris to Cluses every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.
How long is the train journey from Paris to Cluses?
The Paris to Cluses train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Paris to Cluses train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cluses is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 05:50 and the last train is around 19:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:46, and the last at 18:45.
What's the Paris to Cluses train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Cluses are $69.38.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $69 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $77. 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 Cluses 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 Cluses by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Cluses?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Cluses, 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.
It is an easy journey by train from Paris to Cluses in the French Alps with a wide choice of routes – including on many evenings a direct overnight train from Paris. Here we describe the fastest option, which uses a TGV Lyria train from Paris to Bellegarde, connecting there onto a TER regional express to Cluses. There are alternative routes from Paris to Cluses via Lyon and / or Annecy, but these options normally take longer than the route via Bellegarde.
Paris to Bellegarde
High-speed TGV trains to Bellegarde depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station. Most of the trains on this route are TGV Lyria services bound for the Swiss city of Geneva. Some trains on this route make no stops at all on the 470-km journey from Paris to Bellegarde. Other services make one or two stops en route. The train speeds south from Paris, crossing Burgundy and then heading east through increasingly hilly country towards the Swiss border. The last half hour through the Jura hills is full of drama. You’ll alight at Bellegarde, where it’s worth taking a look at the striking circular building which is the centrepiece of the modern station.
Bellegarde to Cluses
Regional TER trains generally run every two hours direct from Bellegarde (Ain) to Cluses, with most trains making about a dozen intermediate stops along the way. The train runs east towards Geneva, skirting the southern suburbs of the city but never actually crossing the Swiss border. At Annemasse, the train reverses and then heads south into the Alps. The TER train service from Bellegarde to Cluses is supplemented by an occasional SNCF bus (on which tickets purchased through Loco2 are valid).