Moscow to Paris by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    35hr 20m
  • Distance
    2,488 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    37hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Moscow to Paris by train

Fast trains from Moscow to Paris take around 1 day, 11 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 2,488 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Moscow and Paris.

1. Are there direct trains from Moscow to Paris?

Journeys between Moscow and Paris usually involve one change of train.

We usually find at least one departure on the route from Moscow to Paris 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.

2. How long is the train journey from Moscow to Paris?

The Moscow to Paris train travel time is normally about 1 day, 11 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Moscow to Paris train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only train to Paris is usually scheduled to depart Moscow around 18:43. At weekends the only train usually departs Moscow around .

When to book Moscow to Paris train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 2 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 Moscow to Paris by train.

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Which train companies operate between Moscow and Paris?

More than one train company operates on the route from Moscow to Paris, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • EuroNight
  • Night train
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Paris to Moscow by train

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Take the Trans-European Express direct from Paris to Moscow or vice-versa. This is a premium train service run by RZD Russian Railways.


Taking the train from Moscow to Paris is a rare travel experience – one that many regard as a trip of a lifetime. The Moscow to Paris service is often called the Trans-European Express, but it is hardly a train that rushes. On its long journey across Europe it traverses the territory of five countries. The journey from Moscow to Paris requires two nights on board the train. All passengers are accommodated in sleeping cars. Very comfortable new carriages were introduced on the route in early 2015. There is a restaurant car on the train.

Please bear in mind that we need a couple of weeks to mail out postal tickets. If the days of operation of the direct Moscow to Paris train do not quite suit your itinerary, then there are plenty of alternatives. You might, for example, consider taking the new fast Talgo train from Moscow to Berlin (operating from December 2016), continuing on from Berlin to Paris by daytime high-speed services (which always requires a further easy change of train along the way, either at Frankfurt-am-Main or another interchange point in western Germany).

Moskva Belorusskaja to Paris (night train)

The night train to Paris departs from Moscow Belorusskaja station and makes 19 stops on its journey to Paris. These include Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin and Strasbourg. The train terminates at the Gare de l’Est in Paris.

Don’t forget to check whether you’ll need visas before booking tickets for the train from Moscow to Paris. EU citizens will require a visa for both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus – a transit visa will suffice for the latter. Russian citizens will require a Schengen visa.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.