Travelling to Normandy within France

Useful tips and links for travellers to and within Normandy.

If your holiday starts in Paris, Normandy is only an hour's drive away and all train links are given below.

By train

All major towns and cities in Normandy are well connected by rail.

SNCF trains leave from Paris’ Gare Saint-Lazare and Gare Montparnasse/ Vaugirard several times a day to many towns in Normandy.

Average journey times:

- Paris-Vernon-Giverny: 45 mins

- Paris-Evreux: 1 hour

- Paris-Rouen: 1 hour 15 mins

- Paris-Caen: 1 hour 45 mins

- Paris-Alençon: 1 hour 45 mins

- Paris-Le Havre: 2 hours

- Paris-Deauville: 2 hours 10 mins

- Paris-Dieppe: 2 hours 15 mins

- Paris-Eu: 2 hours 45 mins

- Paris-Cherbourg: 3 hours

- Paris-Granville: 3 hours

To reach Bayeux from Paris, there are two options.

- Calais-Rouen (via Amiens or Paris): 4 hours

- Calais-Caen (via Paris): 4 hours 35 mins

To reach the Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris, there are several options.


Useful links:


- TGV Europe

- SNCF Timetable updates in real time


Wifi htospots

>Links to wifi hotspots in Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne and Seine-Maritime.

Local means of transport

By coach / bus

- Eurolines

- Transbus

- OUIBUS ( Paris <> several Norman towns and cities)

- FlixBus (Paris <> several Norman towns and cities).

Car hiring or campervan

Car hire

- Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne and Seine-Maritime

By campervan (stopover areas)

- Motorhome areas

By taxi or by bike

By taxi

- Nostaxis

By bike

- Velo SNCF