Paris to Irun by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest Price $401.89
  2. 30 day advance $185.23
  3. 7 day advance $263.83
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 53m
  • Distance
    692 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Irun by train

Fast trains from Paris to Irun take around 4 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 692 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Irun.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Irun?

Direct trains from Paris to Irun have been found.

We usually find around 11 direct trains on the route from Paris to Irun every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures.

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

The Paris to Irun train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Irun is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 07:08 and the last train is around 21:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:03, and the last at 23:07.

What's the Paris to Irun train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Irun are $401.89.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $185 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $263. 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 Irun train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Irun by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Irun?

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

  • TGV

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

Irun to Paris by train

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Modern TGV Atlantique trains from Paris to Irun have revolutionised travel between the French capital and the Basque region. The journey follows a new high-speed line to Bordeaux (opened in July 2017), continuing on traditional lower-speed rail routes to the Spanish border.

Note that because of track renewal work at Irun from July 2017 - lasting for about one year - fewer trains than usual are running from France to Irun during this period. The last station in France, on the opposite bank of the river, is Hendaye and you’ll find additional departures from Paris if you book to Hendaye. It is just a four-minute ride on the Metro Donostialdea tram from Hendaye to Irun. The tram leaves from the station forecourt in Hendaye. If you are travelling back to Paris, you will need to book from Hendaye as all northbound TGVs start there rather than in Irun.

Paris to Irun

The TGV high-speed train from Paris to Irun departs from Paris Montparnasse station. The journey starts with a very fast non-stop run from Paris to Bordeaux. Thereafter the pace slows. Beyond Bordeaux the train traverses the forested landscapes of Landes, eventually reaching the Atlantic coast at Biarritz. There are occasional glimpses of the sea (to the right) in the final 20 minutes of the journey to Hendaye.

After the last stop in France at Hendaye, the train crosses the border into Spain to terminate in Irun, the first station in Spain. Additional train services run from Paris to Hendaye, from where a frequent light-rail service (part of the Basque Metro Donostialdea network) makes the four-minute journey across the bridge to Irun.

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