How to travel from Paris to Chartres

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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 Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:05PMGare Montparnasse0h59 07:04PMChartres Gare Routière
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06:05PMGare Montparnasse0h59 07:04PMChartres Gare Routière
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Travel Information from Paris to Chartres

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 59 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER

Travel 48 miles (77 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Paris to Chartres. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER among others. 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 Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Paris to Chartres including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Chartres is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Chartres:

A train is generally $13 (€12) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $33 (€30) from Paris to Chartres.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Chartres is by train, which takes on average 59 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Chartres by bus can take on average 6 h 42 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Chartres is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 27 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Paris and Chartres as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train 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 catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Chartres Gare Routière.

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

  • You can travel from Paris to Chartres by bus with SNCF | Autocar. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $33 (€30) with SNCF | Autocar from Paris to Chartres.
  • You can go to Chartres from Paris by train with SNCF | TER. You'll see cheap train tickets for $20 (€18) with SNCF | TER from Paris to Chartres on Omio.
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 Tours, Le Mans or Orléans. If you're looking to explore Tours, Le Mans or Orléans from Chartres, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $33 (€30) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $20 (€18) one way 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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