Take the train from Le Havre to Paris and you can be in the City of Light in just a little over two hours. SNCF run their regional TER trains on this route, with all the basic onboard facilities you need for a comfortable journey. Choose a time that’s convenient for you, with 13 direct services running every day. You get to sit back and enjoy the views of the French countryside rather than having to battle potential traffic and work out Parisian parking permits.
The direct SNCF train will whisk you from Le Havre to Paris Gare St-Lazare. This station is well located in the heart of the French capital. Walk just five minutes to reach the famous Galeries Lafayette’s department stores. Stroll onwards to explore all the wonderful monuments in the Saint-Lazare district, including Saint-Augustin church and Madeleine church.
Keen to find out more? Scroll down to read through some useful information about this route, including train times, ticket prices 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).
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 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 Le Havre and Paris St-Lazare 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 St-Lazare is 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Le Havre to Paris St-Lazare can start from as little as €0.80 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 St-Lazare without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Le Havre to Paris St-Lazare each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Le Havre to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Le Havre to Paris St-Lazare 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 St-Lazare cover a distance of around 108 miles (174 km) during the journey.