Cobbled streets, fairytale architecture and a setting on the Aure river (there’s even a water wheel!) make Bayeux a positively charming place to pay a visit to when in France. Set in the region of Normandy, there’s plenty of history both ancient and modern to explore, as well as delicious food. Seafood is plentiful here, and a trip to the coast it comes from will let you retrace the steps of the D-day landings. The 68-metre long Bayeux Tapestry takes you further back in time, being 900 years old. As quaint as Bayeux may be, it still packs in the grandeur, just head to the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Bayeux and marvel at the truly stunning architecture. Of course, if looking upon this stunning landmark makes you yearn to see its famous Parisian counterpart, that’s easily remedied!
The train to Paris takes just over 2 hours, and you’ll be travelling in style thanks to
Intercités trains from SNCF. Modern, spacious and comfortable, choose to travel in First or Second Class and arrive in Paris ready to explore. Notre Dame can perfectly bridge your journey, or go underground and explore the spooky catacombs. Or go less macabre and more macarons at one of the city’s upscale bakeries. Fabulous France awaits! Just start by locating a great fare with our fare finder!
|Journey time||From 2h 21m|
|Price||$19.16 - $152.87|
|Distance||140 miles (225 km)|
|Frequency||7 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Paris St-Lazare|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||SNCF|
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bayeux and Paris St-Lazare is 3 hours and 52 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare is 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Train tickets from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare can start from as little as $19.16 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 06:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 21:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.