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Travel from Paris to Chartres: Journey Details

Paris and the cathedral city of Chartres are only 90 kilometers apart, so flying isn't generally an option for people traveling in France between these two cities. There are also no intercity coach links between the French capital and Chartres. However, there are excellent rail connections between the two cities and the journey will take around an hour at any time of day, making it ideal for day trips. Be aware that all trains leave from Montparnasse in the south of the city, so if you are staying in the northern suburbs, leave plenty of time to make the journey across Paris.

Return trips from Chartres to Paris are also available.

Buses from Paris to Chartres

There are no scheduled intercity bus services between Paris and Chartres. However, is is possible to take airport transfer buses between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chartres Airport, and there are usually tourist buses to the cathedral in the summer months.

Trains from Paris to Chartres

Because they are fast, comfortable and reliable, trains from Paris to Chartres are easily the best option for any travelers journeying between these two cities. SNCF trains depart from Paris as early as 7:40 a.m., and take just over 1 hour 10 minutes to reach Chartres station. There are plenty of departure times every day, with one train every hour until late in the evening. All train services to Chartres leave from Paris' Gare Montparnasse. To get there from the center of town, you'll need to take Metro lines 4 or 12 (give yourself 20 minutes to make the journey). If you are coming from Charles de Gaulle airport, it is a good idea to take the Air France coach, which stops directly outside the station.

Travel Tips

Travel from Paris to Chartres
Travel to Chartres easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Chartres.
How do I get from Paris to Chartres?

Travel from Paris to Chartres by taking a bus or train.

What is the distance between Paris and Chartres?

The Paris to Chartres distance is around 48 miles (77 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Chartres?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Chartres:

  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Chartres at Chartres Gare Routière.
Which travel operators can get me to Chartres from Paris?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Chartres, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • SNCF | TER can get you to Chartres by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Paris to Chartres for $24 (€18) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Paris to Chartres?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Chartres often also extend their vacation to go to Tours, Le Mans or Orléans. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chartres and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Chartres from Paris online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Paris to Chartres, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets are costing $24 (€18) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Chartres online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Chartres?

Traveling by train is also the quickest way from Paris to Chartres. It takes on average 59 min  to travel this journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gare Paris Bercy
Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse

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