Paris to Aurillac is back on rail

Oct 10 2023
Aurillac and the Jordanne river, Cantal, France

Operated by the French national operator, SNCF, the Paris to Aurillac night train service we will soon be back on rail after an interruption of 20 years. Booking for this new service just opened last 4th of October 2023. Prices start at just €19 for one-way seated tickets, €29 for 2nd class couchette, and €39 for 1st class sleeper.

The route

The night train departs from the Paris Austerlitz train station at 19:45, setting the stage for an overnight adventure. After a comfortable night’s sleep, travelers will arrive in Aurillac at 7:30 the next morning. This schedule ensures that you maximize your daytime hours in both cities, making the most of your trip.

For those heading back to the City of Lights, the night train departs from Aurillac at 22:41 pm
and will arrive at its terminus the next day at 8:20

This night train will be coupled with the one for Rodez – Extract from the press release from the TGV – Intercités press service of May 25, 2023

The Schedule

Starting on December 10, 2023, the new night train service will be operated on weekends and every day of the week during the french school holidays, providing the flexibility you need to plan your perfect escape.

What are the other destinations accessible from Paris ?

The latest addition to the rail service, the Paris to Aurillac route, links the City of Light to 81 destinations across France, Germany, and Austria. While Paris may seem like a solitary hub in the European rail landscape, it boasts global connectivity with the Paris to Vienna service, and anticipation is building for the upcoming Paris to Berlin route set to commence operations on 12/12/2023. Excitingly, the future holds even greater promise as Midnight Trains introduces a new era of European connectivity, connecting Venice and Milan with Paris starting in 2024. As part of its ambitious plans, Midnight Trains is poised to expand the Parisian rail hub to at least nine more captivating destinations across Europe in the years to come, offering travelers an immersive and efficient way to explore the continent.


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