How to travel from Paris to Chartres

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Travel Information from Paris to Chartres

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$12 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 58 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or SNCF TER

Travel 48 miles (77 km) by train or bus from Paris to Chartres. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or SNCF TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Paris to Chartres.

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from Paris to Chartres

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

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Paris to Chartres is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SNCF | TER
10:09AM1h17
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:26AMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SNCF | TER
10:09AM1h17
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:26AMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SNCF | TER
06:05PM0h58
Paris Gare Montparnasse
07:03PMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TER
11:06AM1h00
Paris Gare Montparnasse
12:06PMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TER
09:06AM1h00
Paris Gare Montparnasse
10:06AMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TER
08:09AM1h15
Paris Gare Montparnasse
09:24AMChartres station
$261One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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You can travel by train or bus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

SNCF TER is a French train company that operates throughout the country. It offers a variety of train types, including Intercités, TER, TGV, and Ouigo. Intercités are long-distance trains that offer comfortable seating and a variety of onboard amenities. TER trains are regional trains that offer frequent service and are ideal for short trips. TGV trains are high-speed trains that offer the fastest way to travel between cities. Ouigo is a low-cost train service that offers affordable fares. SNCF TER offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for SNCF TER are Paris to Marseille, Paris to Lyon, and Paris to Bordeaux.

Travel information from Paris to Chartres with SNCF TER:

  • Average Duration: 1 h
  • Cheapest Price: $11

FAQs: Travel from Paris to Chartres

FAQs: 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.
FAQs

You can get to Chartres from Paris 2 different ways: train or bus.

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Chartres is a train with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options from Paris to Chartres:

A train is $10 (€9) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Paris to Chartres costing on average $22 (€19).

The fastest way to get to Chartres from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 58 min.

Other travel options to Chartres take longer:

Taking a bus requires on average 3 h 10 min of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Chartres is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Chartres, Rue Charles Brune.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Chartres.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Chartres:

  • You can take a bus from Paris to Chartres with BlaBlaCar or SNCF | Autocar. Cheap tickets can be found for $22 (€19) with SNCF | Autocar from Paris to Chartres.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Chartres with SNCF TER or SNCF (3). Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€10) with SNCF TER from Paris to Chartres.

Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Chartres with the following travel companies:

  • Direct train available with SNCF TER or SNCF (3) 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chartres as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chartres from Paris.

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Chartres? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Chartres usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dreux, Orléans, Châteaudun or Paris Gare Montparnasse. If you're looking to explore Dreux, Orléans, Châteaudun or Paris Gare Montparnasse from Chartres, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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