Synonymous with school trips and a proud port heritage, Le Havre is a well-visited destination by tourists. But why not venture further afield, especially as the capital is two-hours away by train?
With 14 services a day, operating from 05:20 until 20:07, the reliable SNCF network takes you all the way from Le Havre to Paris in comfort and style. With large spacious seats and a fully-stocked bar on board, there’s plenty of reasons to take the train over driving.
Plus, the SNCF network is fully committed to minimising its environmental impact by helping to reduce pollution and protect biodiversity, amongst many other measures. You can also take comfort knowing that you’re reducing your own carbon footprint by taking the train, since it uses less Co2 than cars.
Ready to book your train journey from Le Havre to Paris? Read on for more information on this route, including some useful money-saving tips and FAQs.
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).
Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.
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 Paris 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 Le Havre and Paris is 2 hours and 31 minutes, with around 15 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 Le Havre to Paris is 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Le Havre to Paris can start from as little as €15 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Le Havre to Paris without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Le Havre to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Le Havre to Paris leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Le Havre to Paris leaves at 19:02. 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 Le Havre to Paris cover a distance of around 110 miles (177 km) during the journey.