Trains in Saint-Tropez
Discover & book Saint-Tropez train services
Travelling by train is perfect for those who want to sit back, relax and see a bit more of the countryside and the region that surrounds Saint-Tropez.
Nearest train station to Saint-Tropez
Saint Tropez is not connected to the train system in France. The closest train stations are St Raphael and Les Arcs Draguignan, both of which are around 40 km away. You can take a bus from both these towns to Saint Tropez.
Travelling by train in France
SNCF (Societé Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français) is France's national railway company, owned by the French state, operating throughout continental France and Monaco. There are over 32,000 kilometres of railway laid all across the country, a good chunk of them sustaining high-speed services, the world-renowned TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) which reaches average speeds of around 320km/h. Trains connect cities and towns all around France and even cross the border into Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. Many routes will begin in Paris, stopping at convenient stations throughout the country before arriving in Saint-Tropez. The SNCF website has information for TGV and national rail service timetables. TGV train tickets must be bought in advance and there are a whole host of special offers available for families, seniors, and groups throughout the year. Tickets can be purchased online or at any train station in France.
London to Saint-Tropez by train
If you are coming from the UK, Eurostar is the high-speed passenger train from London to Paris & London to Brussels, which travels via the Channel Tunnel. Not to be confused with Eurotunnel, the company which owns the Channel Tunnel whose car-carrying trains shuttle road vehicles across the Channel. Eurostar carries passengers, not cars. Their direct summer train from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, which operated between one and five times a week all year round has been cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
Eurotunnel provides a quick and simple method to get you and your car from England to France. From Folkestone to Calais in only 35 minutes, it is the fastest way to get across (or under) the English Channel. There are around four departures every hour - and as always you should book early to get the best rates.
Luggage & sports equipment on trains to Saint-Tropez
Whether you're travelling with a single carry-on bag or several large suitcases, your luggage is a part of your journey. There is no restriction on the weight or amount of luggage you bring on board, however, if you are travelling with a bicycle then it should be no larger than 90cm x 120cm. If it is larger than this then you'll need to remove the wheels and pack them in a carrying bag along with the frame. Either way, your bike will travel for free.
A door-to-door luggage service is available in continental France, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland. The SNCF will collect your luggage from you and deliver it to the address of your choice the next day, allowing you to travel luggage-free.
Tourist trains in Saint-Tropez
You can discover the neighbouring hilltop village of Grimaud by Petit Train during the summer months between April and mid-October. Enjoy the panoramic views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez that this fun tourist train offers.
There is also a Petit Train in the town of Saint-Tropez that you can catch at the port, ask at the tourist office for more details. The Petit Train des Pignes takes you around the town of Sainte Maxime which lies directly opposite Saint Tropez on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Train timetables in Saint-Tropez
The local train service is run by SNCF-TER (Transports Express Regionaux), search for PACA region on the SNCF-TER website (PACA is Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur) for up-to-date timetables. To view the local network, use this map of the train services showing the stations and routes available.
Pets & animals on trains to Saint-Tropez
To ensure that man's best friend can join you on holiday, trains in France allow your pets to travel with you. With most rail providers, pets under 6kg in weight can travel for free as long as their bag or basket does not exceed 45cm x 30cm x 25cm. Larger animals may be permitted at an additional charge. You should check with your rail provider in advance. Guide dogs can travel for free.