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Taking the train from Paris to Bayeux

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.

Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux by train, over a distance of around 140 miles (225 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 19m
Price€15 - €193.30
Distance140 miles (225 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationParis St-Lazare
Arrival stationBayeux
ChangesDirect trains available
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Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux for Monday 13th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
16:18 Paris St-Lazare19:24 BayeuxTER 3311 SNCF Get tickets3h 06m, direct
19:08 Paris St-Lazare21:50 BayeuxTER 3313 SNCF Get tickets2h 42m, direct
20:49 Paris St-Lazare09:26 BayeuxTER 3357 SNCF Get tickets12h 37m, 1 change
07:53 Paris St-Lazare10:23 BayeuxTER 3333 SNCF Get tickets2h 30m, 1 change
08:22 Paris St-Lazare11:17 BayeuxTER 3303 SNCF Get tickets2h 55m, direct
09:35 Paris St-Lazare12:26 BayeuxTER 3335 SNCF Get tickets2h 51m, 1 change
10:37 Paris St-Lazare13:18 BayeuxTER 3305 SNCF Get tickets2h 41m, direct
12:51 Paris St-Lazare15:22 BayeuxTER 3307 SNCF Get tickets2h 31m, direct
14:18 Paris St-Lazare16:58 BayeuxTER 3309 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, direct
16:59 Paris St-Lazare19:17 BayeuxTER 3311 SNCF Get tickets2h 18m, direct

SNCF and Intercités trains from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux

You can travel from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux on 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.

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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux

Train tickets from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux start at €15 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 €37.06.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price29.62
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price31.91
on the day
avg. single price37.06

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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux 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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux? 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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris St-Lazare and Bayeux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux?

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.

What time does the first train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux leave?

The first train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux leaves at 06:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux leave?

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.

What's the distance between Paris St-Lazare and Bayeux by train?

Trains travelling from Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bayeux to Paris St-Lazare.
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 Paris St-Lazare to Bayeux for a typical week day using timetable data for 13/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 06/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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