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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Riva-Bella by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

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Bus via Gare SNCF

  1. Take the bus from Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Caen

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris La Défense to Ouistreham-Riva Bella

Drive

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Riva-Bella

Paris to Riva-Bella by train and bus

The journey time between Paris and Riva-Bella is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 255 km. This includes an average layover time of around 39 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by SNCF and Twisto, the Paris to Riva-Bella service departs from Paris St Lazare and arrives in Riva Centre. Typically 75 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 39m
Layover time:
39 min
Total time:
3h 19m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 40m
Journey distance:
255 km
Services per week:
75
Cheapest price:
€31
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:32
Last service departs at:
22:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Riva-Bella train and bus schedules

Paris → Riva-Bella
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COVID-19 help in France

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 130 000

Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Riva-Bella is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Riva-Bella is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Riva-Bella is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Riva-Bella is to bus via Gare SNCF which costs €13 - €19 and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Riva-Bella is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Riva-Bella. However, there are services departing from Montrosier and arriving at Ouistreham-Riva Bella via Paris La Défense. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Paris and Riva-Bella is 196 km. The road distance is 238.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Riva-Bella without a car is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs €30 - €60.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from Paris to Riva-Bella, including transfers.

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Paris to Riva-Bella bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris La Défense station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Riva-Bella is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs €30 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €20 and takes 4h 36m.

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Paris to Riva-Bella bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ouistreham-Riva Bella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Riva-Bella is 239 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Paris to Riva-Bella.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Riva-Bella.
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  • Distance: 196.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 4m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Riva-Bella, France?

SNCF operates a train from Paris St Lazare to Caen hourly. Tickets cost €28 - €60 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris La Défense to Ouistreham-Riva Bella twice a week. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

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 Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris La Défense to Ouistreham-Riva Bella
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €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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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 Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus

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