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There are 3 ways to get from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare to Gare de Cherbourg Cherbourg - Paris-St-Lazare / ...

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Caen Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Caen - Cherbourg / ...

$33 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville 222.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville is to bus and train which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare and arriving at Gare de Cherbourg. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Paris and Cherbourg-Octeville is 301 km. The road distance is 355.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare to Gare de Cherbourg takes 3 h 12 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare station.

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Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Cherbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville is 355 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville.

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  • Distance: 188.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Cherbourg-Octeville, France?

SNCF operates a train from Paris to Cherbourg-Octeville every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare to Gare de Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Caen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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There are 158+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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