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

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 13 min

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

$50 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris West - La Défense Ouibus

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris 222.5 miles

$22 - $26

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris 222.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris is to bus which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cherbourg-Octeville and Paris is 301 km. The road distance is 355.6 km.

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The train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare takes 3 h 13 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cherbourg-Octeville and arriving at Paris West - La Défense. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cherbourg and arriving at Paris St Lazare. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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

SNCF operates a train from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 5 h 10 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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
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 Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris West - La Défense
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cherbourg-Octeville to Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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