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From Cherbourg to Paris by Train

From coast to city, the route from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare is the perfect way to see two sides of France, each as fantastically charming as each other. Whether you’re into culture, cuisine or just up for a continental adventure, a stay in the picturesque port town of Cherbourg with a day or two in the French capital is a winning combination.

So, from delightful seafood and incredible history, head to the other end of the French spectrum to take in the cosmopolitan style and buzz of the City of Lights – all only 3 hours away. Get ready for an unforgettable trip in France; check out see our route information and journey FAQs below!

Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare by train

It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare by train, over a distance of around 186 miles (299 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare and tickets for this journey start from €20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 14m
Price€20 - €95.20
Distance186 miles (299 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationCherbourg
Arrival stationParis St-Lazare
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:43 08:57 3h 14m, direct
06:38 09:57 3h 19m, direct
08:43 12:02 3h 19m, direct
10:35 14:02 3h 27m, direct
12:39 16:03 3h 24m, direct
14:43 18:04 3h 21m, direct
15:19 19:29 4h 10m, 2 changes
16:41 20:02 3h 21m, direct
17:36 21:03 3h 27m, direct
19:03 22:29 3h 26m, direct

SNCF and Intercités trains from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare

You can travel from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare on SNCF and Intercités 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).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare

Train tickets from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare start at €20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €46.59.
lowest price found
from20
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price38.31
on the day
avg. single price46.59

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 St-Lazare 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 St-Lazare? 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 St-Lazare take?

The average journey time by train between Cherbourg and Paris St-Lazare is 3 hours and 26 minutes, with around 10 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 St-Lazare by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare is 3 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare cost?

Train tickets from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare can start from as little as €20 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.

Is there a direct train from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 19:03. 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 St-Lazare by train?

Trains travelling from Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare cover a distance of around 186 miles (299 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris St-Lazare to Cherbourg.
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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cherbourg to Paris St-Lazare for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 19/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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