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There are 4 ways to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ter

40€ - 85€

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Rideshare  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris 356.7 km

19€ - 25€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cherbourg to Caen Ter
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Paris 1774 / ...

30€ - 54€

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Porte Maillot 349.5 km

35€ - 60€

Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris by train

The train journey time between Cherbourg-Octeville and Paris is around 3h 26m and covers a distance of around 369 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 17m. Operated by SNCF, the Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris train service departs from Cherbourg and arrives in Paris St Lazare. Typically 67 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris train schedules

Cherbourg-Octeville → Paris

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The cheapest way to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 25€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris is to train which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cherbourg and arriving at Paris St Lazare. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 23m.

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It is 301 km from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris. It is approximately 349.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs 40€ - 85€.

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The train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare takes 3h 23m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Cherbourg station.

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Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Paris St Lazare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris is 349 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris.

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  • Distance: 300.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

SNCF operates a train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare every 4 hours. Tickets cost 40€ - 85€ and the journey takes 3h 23m.

Train operators

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.

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Contact Details
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
2nd Class
40€ - 65€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Train from Cherbourg to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
Bus operators

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).

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Contact Details
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Caen to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Other operators

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Rideshare from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Once a week
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cherbourg-Octeville and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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