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There are 9 ways to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Alicante to Paris Orly, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Paris Orly (ORY) ALC - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg

$127 - $448

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Fly Alicante to Caen, train  •  10h 32m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Caen (CFR) ALC - CFR
  2. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg

$167 - $792

Fly Alicante to Bournemouth, car ferry  •  11h 43m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bournemouth (BOH) ALC - BOH
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$141 - $419

Train to Valencia, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Paris Orly (ORY) VLC - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg

$137 - $350

Fly Alicante to Nantes, train  •  11h 49m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Nantes (NTE) ALC - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Caen
  4. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg

$151 - $381

Train  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Em / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Ic

$314 - $383

Bus Eurolines FR, train  •  31h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes
  3. Take the bus from Nantes to Caen
  4. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ic

$167 - $244

Bus ALSA, train  •  32h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen
  3. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ic

$130 - $191

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville 1031.3 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville is to bus and train which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 32h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 390€ and takes 9h 43m.

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The distance between Alicante and Cherbourg-Octeville is 1259 km. The road distance is 1650.1 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train which takes 17h 5m and costs 270€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville is 1650 km. It takes approximately 16h 10m to drive from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville.

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Transavia France, Air Algérie, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 1€ - 4€.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 787 miles
  • Duration: 9h 43m

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

You can take a train from Alicante to Cherbourg-Octeville via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Saint-Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Alicante to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Alicante to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Alicante to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Alicante to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Alicante to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Valencia to Paris Orly via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Le Mans to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
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 - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80

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