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

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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Train via Paris  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Intercités

170€ - 223€

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Bus  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 712 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville

38€ - 68€

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Train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Intercités

170€ - 221€

Bus, train  •  18h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen
  3. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Cherbourg

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville 495 miles

100€ - 160€

Fly to Caen, train  •  8h 58m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Caen (CFR) AMS - CFR
  2. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg

138€ - 945€

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris CDG (CDG) AMS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg

103€ - 322€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg

101€ - 278€

Fly to Rennes, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rennes (RNS) AMS - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Lison
  3. Take the train from Lison to Cherbourg

124€ - 312€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville is to drive which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Cherbourg-Octeville via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Caen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Cherbourg via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Cherbourg-Octeville is 547 km. The road distance is 792 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 51m and costs 170€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville is to train via Paris which takes 7h 51m and costs 170€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 13h 25m.

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  • Distance: 341.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 51m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville via Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 7h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Caen in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 850€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 1100€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 900€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 1300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700€ - 1500€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Southend
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 1300€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
120€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 230€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
120€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 230€
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 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
1st Class
65€ - 100€
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
28€ - 45€
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
28€ - 45€
Train from Rennes to Lison
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
40€ - 65€
Train from Lison to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
20€ - 30€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
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 Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Amsterdam to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
starbus.es
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 30€
Schedules at
isilines.com

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 25m and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cherbourg-Octeville station.

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Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville is 792 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Amsterdam to Cherbourg-Octeville.

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easyJet, Flybe, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at 54€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 6€ - 13€.

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