The average train time from Paris to Rouen is 1h 31m, although it takes just 1h 22m on the fastest TER services. There are around 29 trains per day running from Paris to Rouen, the first train leaves Paris at 05:46 and the last train leaves at 20:40.
Getting off at Rouen Rive Droite train station, you'll find yourself near the city's landmarks, including the stunning Rouen Cathedral, the Ceramics Museum and the Old Market Square. Want to learn more about travelling from Paris to Rouen? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Rouen.
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 to Rouen 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 and Rouen is 1 hour and 26 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 to Rouen is 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Rouen can start from as little as €9 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 Paris to Rouen without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Paris to Rouen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to Rouen leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Rouen leaves at 21:12. 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 to Rouen cover a distance of around 70 miles (112 km) during the journey.