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There are 3 ways to get from Paris to Cherbourg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 18m

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

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Bus, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - La Défense to Caen BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ter

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Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Cherbourg 349.1 km

Paris to Cherbourg by train

60 Weekly Trains
4h 18m Average Duration
€41 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Cherbourg is to bus and train, which costs €28 - €60 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cherbourg is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cherbourg. However, there are services departing from Magenta and arriving at Cherbourg via Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Paris and Cherbourg is 301 km. The road distance is 349.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cherbourg without a car is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs €40 - €90.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Paris to Cherbourg, including transfers.

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Paris to Cherbourg train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Paris St Lazare station.

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Paris to Cherbourg train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Cherbourg is 349 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Paris to Cherbourg.

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  • Distance: 301.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Cherbourg, Normandy, France?

SNCF operates a train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg every 3 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €85 and the journey takes 3h 14m.

Train operators
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.

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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 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €65
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €85
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€17 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris - La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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