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
Normandy is a two-hour drive from Calais and only an hour away from Paris.
Plan your route:
Motorway Information (tolls):
- Alis (A28 motorway Rouen - Alençon)
- Alicorne (A88 motorway Falaise - Sées)
Advice on driving in France:
Car sharing network:
Available lifts or offer a lift on www.carpooling.co.uk
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 for 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-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:
- either take the train to Cherbourg with a scheduled stop at Bayeux
- or travel to Caen and change there for Bayeux
- Calais-Rouen (via Amiens or Paris): 4 hours
- Calais-Caen (via Paris): 4 hours 35 mins