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Travelling from Cherbourg to Paris by train

Looking to travel from Cherbourg to Paris by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 26 minutes to travel from Cherbourg to Paris by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 17 minutes though. You'll usually find 12 trains per day running along the 187 miles (301 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Paris. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Paris on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Cherbourg to Paris start from €20.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Paris by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Cherbourg to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from Cherbourg to Paris by train, over a distance of around 187 miles (301 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Cherbourg to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 17m
PriceFrom €20
Distance187 miles (301 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train05:41
Last train19:12
Departure stationCherbourg
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Cherbourg to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cherbourg to Paris for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:42 08:57 3h 15m, direct
06:20 10:04 3h 44m, 1 change
07:43 11:02 3h 19m, direct
09:43 13:02 3h 19m, direct
10:32 14:04 3h 32m, direct
11:43 15:02 3h 19m, direct
13:43 17:01 3h 18m, direct
14:20 18:01 3h 41m, 1 change
15:43 19:02 3h 19m, direct
16:43 20:03 3h 20m, direct

SNCF trains from Cherbourg to Paris

You can travel from Cherbourg to Paris on SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Cherbourg to Paris

The price of train tickets from Cherbourg to Paris starts at €20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Cherbourg to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cherbourg to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cherbourg to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Cherbourg and Paris is 3 hours and 26 minutes, with around 12 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Cherbourg and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cherbourg to Paris is 3 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Cherbourg to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Cherbourg to Paris can start from as little as €20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cherbourg to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cherbourg to Paris without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Cherbourg to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cherbourg to Paris leave?

The first train from Cherbourg to Paris leaves at 05:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cherbourg to Paris leave?

The last train from Cherbourg to Paris leaves at 19:12. 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.

What's the distance between Cherbourg and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Cherbourg to Paris cover a distance of around 187 miles (301 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Cherbourg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cherbourg to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cherbourg to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/16/2021 for travel on 12/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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