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A two-hour train journey from Paris, with one international airport and four cross-Channel ports, Normandy is easily accessible by rail, air, ship and road, thanks to excellent transport connections and a fantastic public transportation network.


From the UK

The ferry on the beach of Dieppe
Plage de Dieppe © B. Collier

From Ireland

The price comparison websites aferry.co.uk and directferries.co.uk have a search function to compare the available ferries from all operators at your chosen port between the UK and France.

From the Channel Islands and the Chausey Islands

  • Manche Iles Express*: From Diélette, Barneville Carteret and Granville, to the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney, and to the Chausey Islands
  • Jolie France*: From Granville to the Chausey Islands

*Please note some ferry crossings are seasonal


Whether travelling on national roads, motorways or country lanes, plan your route, distances, travel time, and tolls and petrol costs on viamichelin.com


  • From Paris Saint-Lazare train station: Rouen, Le Havre, Dieppe, Evreux, Bernay, Lisieux, Deauville-Trouville, Caen, Bayeux and Cherbourg
  • From Paris Montparnasse train station: Alençon, Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, Argentan, Granville and the Mont-Saint-Michel (via Pontorson or Villedieu-le-Poêles).

To plan your trip by train, check the national train network SNCF CONNECT
To plan your trip by train, check the regional train network TER Normandie

Via Eurotunnel: The Eurotunnel terminus in Coquelles is only 1h30′ from Le Tréport, one of the gateways to Normandy.

by coach

  • The coach company Blablabus runs out of Paris and a few other French cities to Normandy
  • Flixbus also connects Paris to many cities in Normandy

Public transport

Normandy has an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.

Travelling around Normandy

Make use of the Atoutmod search engine to get as quickly as possible from A to B on public transport in Normandy (website available in English).


With over 310 miles (500km) of cycling routes, there’s no better way to explore the stunning scenery and rich heritage of Normandy than on a bike. The varied cycling routes offer a range of great cycling experiences to suit all ages and abilities, from traffic-free family rides to challenging hilly trails.

BY Plane

Normandy is surrounded by three international airports – Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Nantes International Airport, with daily flights from destinations all over the world. Normandy itself boasts four airports mainly for domestic flights; however, Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville Airports also run regular international flights.

Caen in all seasons

Caen in all seasons

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Le Havre in all seasons

Le Havre in all seasons