When it comes to great day/weekend trips from Paris, Rouen is one of the most culturally enriching to enjoy.
Taking an hour by train from Paris to Rouen, you’ll be swept away by the beauty of half-timbered houses and gothic architecture that greets you at Rouen Station. The train is easily the quickest and most efficient way to travel, taking you direct to the city centre. From here it’s a ten-minute walk to the famous Musee des Beuax-Arts – a homage to some of the greatest Impressionist work in the country.
With 28 trains a day to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice on the SNCF network. Enjoy all the perks of travelling by train, including the option to upgrade to Business and First Class, which includes access to station lounges and priority boarding, amongst other benefits.
Want to know more about the train journey from Paris to Rouen? Then read our extended information guide below.
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.
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 Paris St-Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite 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 Rouen Rive Droite is 1 hour and 31 minutes, with around 29 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 Rouen Rive Droite is 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris St-Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite can start from as little as €9 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 Rouen Rive Droite without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Paris St-Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris St-Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris St-Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite leaves at 20:40. 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 Rouen Rive Droite cover a distance of around 68 miles (110 km) during the journey.