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Le Havre to Arcachon by train

It takes an average of 7h 48m to travel from Le Havre to Arcachon by train, over a distance of around 339 miles (546 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Le Havre to Arcachon and tickets for this journey start from €48.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 39m
Price€48.40 - €58.20
Distance339 miles (546 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationLe Havre
Arrival stationArcachon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsisilines, SNCF

Le Havre to Arcachon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Le Havre to Arcachon for Tuesday 4th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:02 13:28 7h 26m, 2 changes
07:01 13:41 6h 40m, 1 change
09:02 16:28 7h 26m, 2 changes
10:02 17:28 7h 26m, 2 changes
12:02 19:00 6h 58m, 2 changes
13:08 19:58 6h 50m, 2 changes
14:02 21:28 7h 26m, 2 changes
15:02 21:41 6h 39m, 1 change
17:02 23:58 6h 56m, 2 changes
20:07 10:28 14h 21m, 2 changes

TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Le Havre to Arcachon

You can travel from Le Havre to Arcachon on TGV, TER, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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 Le Havre to Arcachon

Train tickets from Le Havre to Arcachon start at €48.40 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 .
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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 Le Havre to Arcachon 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 Le Havre to Arcachon? 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 Le Havre to Arcachon take?

The average journey time by train between Le Havre and Arcachon is 7 hours and 48 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 Le Havre and Arcachon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Le Havre to Arcachon is 6 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Le Havre to Arcachon cost?

Train tickets from Le Havre to Arcachon can start from as little as €48.40 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 Le Havre to Arcachon?

No, there are no direct train services from Le Havre to Arcachon. Travelling from Le Havre to Arcachon by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Le Havre to Arcachon leave?

The first train from Le Havre to Arcachon leaves at 06:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Le Havre to Arcachon leave?

The last train from Le Havre to Arcachon leaves at 20:07. 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 Le Havre and Arcachon by train?

Trains travelling from Le Havre to Arcachon cover a distance of around 339 miles (546 km) during the journey.

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 Le Havre to Arcachon for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/08/2020. 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 27/02/2020 for travel on 27/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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