The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Rouen will cost around £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 27.
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It's difficult to get from Paris to Rouen without changing at least once.
|Distance||69 miles (112 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||£17 (€20)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER|
Trains from Paris to Rouen cover the 69 miles (112 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 22 min with our travel partners like SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Rouen-Rive-Droite.
The train service between Paris and Rouen is very frequent and generally offers two trains an hour throughout the day. It makes the journey down the river Seine in an average time of one hour 30 minutes.
Trains from Paris to Rouen run twice an hour for most of the day throughout the week. However, this frequency does drop slightly on Sundays, with only one train per hour at certain times of the day. During the week, train services begin shortly before 6:00 a.m., arriving in Rouen at around 7:20 a.m. The last train leaves just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday trains start slightly later in the day, with the first departing from Paris at around 7:40 a.m., with the last train of the day leaving just after 10:00 p.m.
The fastest trains from Paris to Rouen run on Sundays and complete their journey in as little as one hour 22 minutes. However, during the week, the journey times between trains is minimal - the fastest services take one hour 34 minutes and the slowest only two minutes longer. The train is direct, and no changes are necessary.
Departure train station: all trains to Rouen depart from Paris Gare Saint Lazare. It is the second-busiest station in Paris, with all the facilities one would expect, including a ticket office, food outlets and supermarkets and cafes, bars and restaurants. The station is well connected with the rest of Paris by metro and local bus.
Arrival train station: trains from Paris arrive into Rouen-Rive-Droite. Located just to the north of the city centre, this large station is connected to the city centre by metro and local bus. It offers the usual services, such as a ticket office, toilets and places to get a bite to eat, but also additional entertainment such as free WiFi and table football.
Only one train company operates on the route between Paris and Rouen: SNCF's TER service.
All trains run by SNCF from Paris to Rouen are TER regional trains. The service is frequent, with up to two trains an hour, and no changes are required.
Bikes are allowed on board TER services and are can be brought on for free in the designated areas. These spaces cannot be booked and are on a first come, first served basis, so travellers should be prepared to wait for the next train if no room is available. Up to two pets per passenger are also welcome but must have a valid ticket. If your pet weighs less than 6 kg it must be carried in a suitable carrier; if it weighs more, it must be muzzled and travel at your feet. A pet ticket costs a maximum of half of the full second-class fare.
The newer TER trains are accessible for users with additional needs, but the older trains may not have these upgrades. Passengers are encouraged to check with the operator before travelling.
TER services have no particular luggage restrictions, but passengers must be able to transport it themselves unaided and it should be stored in the appropriate luggage racks.
The train ticket prices between Paris and Rouen tend not to vary much and a cheap ticket can be found even at the last minute. There is very little difference whether the train is booked well in advance or on the day if travellers are flexible with their timings and don't travel at peak times.
There are a few train stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Rouen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Rouen-Rive-Droite, Rouen Rive-Droite and Gare de Rouen.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Rouen-Rive-Droite.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Rouen, called Rouen-Rive-Droite, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city centre.
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