Travel by train from Paris to Bayeux and discover a historical gem, a stunning town which is home to the world's most famous tapestry. Trains depart Paris St-Lazare Railway Station, taking in the beautiful countryside of Normandy before arriving in Bayeux just a couple of hours later. The train journey from Paris to Bayeux is operated by SNCF's TER trains, offering both a faster and more convenient option than driving. From the railway station it's a pleasant 15 minute walk to the Medieval core of Bayeux, where you'll find the city's historical highlights.
This Normandy town is home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, its most popular attraction, which is housed in the Tapestry Museum in the Old Town. Close by you'll also find the striking Gothic Bayeux Cathedral, whilst on the outskirts of the town centre you can enjoy the Museum of the Battle of Normandy.
Still not sure that rail travel is the best way to get from Paris to Bayeux? Simply use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to find a wide choice of services operating throughout the day, and take advantage of competitive ticket prices, especially on advanced bookings. You'll find top money-saving tips and so much more to help you plan your train trip from Paris to Bayeux.
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).
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.
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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux 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 Paris St-Lazare and Bayeux is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 11 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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux can start from as little as €15 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux leaves at 06:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux leaves at 20:59. 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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.