Rouen is a French port city located in the northern French region of Normandy. It is also the capital of the Seine-Maritime département (region). The city is famous for its Notre Dame Cathedral, a medieval Catholic cathedral considered to be one of the most exceptional illustrations of French Gothic architecture in France. Rouen city is served by one main train station known as Rouen-Rive-Droite, located to the north side of the city center of Rouen. Train station Rouen-Rive-Droite mainly provides local services, but occasionally intercity services are also available to travelers connecting to other cities around France. The city's transportation network is efficient, making it easy to connect to the train station via various modes of transit such as public buses and car.
There are various transit options travelers can use to get to the Rouen-Rive-Droite train station from the center of Rouen city. They include; transit via subway, public buses, and taxi. Car hire services to and from the station are provided mostly by the AutoEuropeagency. The more convenient way to connect to the train station Rouen-Rive-Droite from the city center is by the "bus rapid transit" system, which resembles a conventional bus system known as Transport est-ouest rouennais (TEOR). This system has three lines operating in the city, lines T1, T2, and T3, all of which run to the north of the river via Rouen-Rive-Droite train station.
The majority of buses also departing to the airport can be found at Quai du Havre bus station. Travelers can purchase bus tickets from various outlet shops in the center or from the bus driver. Also, travelers can connect to the station from the city center by using the subway lines. The city is served by two subway lines departing from the historic area, across the Seine. From here, the subway lines divide to serve other regions in Rouen before they finally arrive at the train station. Taxi services to the train station are located next to the Rouen central bus station on Avenue Champlain.
The distance from the city center of Rouen via Rue Jeanne d'Arc is approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) with a journey time of under ten minutes via bus. There are two large parking lots (P1 and P2) close to Rouen Rive Droite station, both managed by EFFIA. Additionally, there is a parking space for bikes found between the subway's entrance and the exit point of the railway station. For travelers who are unable to find parking space at the train station, there is a free car park at Boulingrin and on the left bank of the Seine between Corneille and Jeanne d'Arc bridges. Extra amenities available at the station include free WiFi and left luggage services, found at the information desk at the arrival terminal. Washrooms are located at both the arrival and departure terminals with clear signs. Restaurants and eateries surrounding the station offer a variety of French meals and refreshments.
Train station Rouen-Rive-Droite is well equipped to handle travelers with limited mobility getting to the station, and whilst they're there. All platforms at the station are fitted with escalators and elevators for easy navigation by passengers with reduced mobility. Ticket purchase points at the station have speakers to enable those with hearing impairment to acquire their tickets conveniently. Moreover, footpaths at the station are wheelchair accessible for those with walking disabilities. Various visual aids are posted around the station to direct travelers needing assistance to get to multiple points in the station. For those who will require additional help, the airport staff is standby round the clock, ready to offer any assistance that travelers with mobility challenges may need.
For passengers with lots of luggage and in a hurry, transit either by taxi or car hire services are the appropriate means to get to the train station Rouen-Rive-Droite from the center of the city. Taxis are located just right next to the Rouen center bus station. Journey time to the railway station is less than ten minutes by taxi depending on traffic. Though the city may seem as regular as any other town, it does have an extraordinary old part. Some of the places worth visiting while in this town include; The Rue Hologe, and the square where Joan of Arc was burned. Also, Travelers can seize the opportunity to experience the nightlife of Rouen by exploring the beautiful streets having magnificent buildings and lightings hidden in the alleyway.