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Taking the train from Le Havre to Rouen in 43 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Le Havre to Rouen? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 51 minutes to travel the 44 miles (71 km) from Le Havre to Rouen by train, although you can get there in as little as 43 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 21 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either TGV and SNCF trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Le Havre to Rouen start from €5.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Rouen? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Le Havre to Rouen by train

It takes an average of 51m to travel from Le Havre to Rouen by train, over a distance of around 44 miles (71 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Le Havre to Rouen and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 43m
PriceFrom €5
Distance44 miles (71 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train20:10
Departure stationLe Havre
Arrival stationRouen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF

Le Havre to Rouen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Le Havre to Rouen for Tuesday 23rd August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:49 07:37 48m, direct
07:08 07:58 50m, direct
09:08 09:58 50m, direct
09:30 10:28 58m, direct
11:07 11:58 51m, direct
11:33 12:28 55m, direct
12:15 12:58 43m, direct
13:10 13:58 48m, direct
13:33 14:28 55m, direct
14:10 14:58 48m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Le Havre to Rouen

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Le Havre to Rouen

The price of train tickets from Le Havre to Rouen starts at €5 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 Le Havre to Rouen 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 Le Havre to Rouen? 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 Rouen take?

The average journey time by train between Le Havre and Rouen is 51 minutes, with around 21 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 Rouen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Le Havre to Rouen is 43 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Le Havre to Rouen can start from as little as €5 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 Le Havre to Rouen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Le Havre to Rouen without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Le Havre to Rouen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Le Havre to Rouen leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Le Havre to Rouen leaves at 20:10. 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 Rouen by train?

Trains travelling from Le Havre to Rouen cover a distance of around 44 miles (71 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rouen to Le Havre.
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 Le Havre to Rouen for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. 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 08/18/2022 for travel on 08/18/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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