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

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Recommended option

Train  •  8h 3m

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

151€ - 310€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 802
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Caen 722
  3. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ter

46€ - 87€

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Train, car ferry  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Poole
  3. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

221€ - 545€

Drive  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port 794.9 km

95€ - 150€

Fly to Caen, train  •  12h 27m

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

185€ - 535€

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 43m

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

137€ - 277€

Fly to Rennes, train  •  9h 51m

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

146€ - 378€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8h 44m

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

112€ - 329€

Fly to Southampton, train, car ferry  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Poole
  3. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

122€ - 483€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cherbourg Port is 800 130 000.

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The social distance requirement in Cherbourg Port is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port is to bus and train which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 13h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port is to drive which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 7h 54m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Cherbourg Port is 546 km. The road distance is 794.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port without a car is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs 150€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port is 795 km. It takes approximately 7h 54m to drive from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port.

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Volotea, KLM and Air France offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Cherbourg Port. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port.
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  • Distance: 546.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 3m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Cherbourg Port via Paris Nord, Gare Du Nord, Gare Saint-Lazare - Budapest, and Paris St Lazare in around 8h 3m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
12€ - 210€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 65€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
Train from Pontchaillou to Lison
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Lison to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 16€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 26€
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Poole
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 75€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Poole
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
20€ - 26€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 40€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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