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from Paris to Chartres

You can get from Paris to Chartres by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Chartres on Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00PMParis0h50 09:50PMChartres
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Travel Information from Paris to Chartres

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | TER

Travel 48 miles (77 km) by train to Chartres from Paris. SNCF | TER is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Chartres.

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?

You can travel between Paris and Chartres by train.

What is the quickest way from Paris to Chartres?

A train is the fastest way to get to Chartres from Paris with an average travel time for this trip around 59 min.

What is the distance from Paris to Chartres?

Chartres is approximately 48 miles (77 km) away from Paris.

How many services a day are there to Chartres from Paris?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Chartres is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Chartres from Paris as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Paris? Where do I arrive in Chartres?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Paris to Chartres depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Chartres Gare Routière.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Paris to Chartres?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Paris to Chartres:

  • You can travel by train to Chartres from Paris with SNCF | TER, and you can find SNCF | TER Paris to Chartres tickets for $22 (€18) on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Paris to Chartres?

Your trip from Paris to Chartres doesn't have to end in Chartres. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Tours, Le Mans or Orléans. If you’d like to add Tours, Le Mans or Orléans to your Paris to Chartres tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chartres today!

How early should I buy tickets between Paris and Chartres online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Paris to Chartres, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A train ticket costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Paris to Chartres tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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