How to get to Rouen

Residence Accommodation

Planning to study French with us? Do you know how to get to Rouen?

Rouen is easy to get to from Brussels, London or Paris by car, train or airplane. Students can arrive in Paris to airports Orly or Charles de Gaulle or arrive via the Eurostar train at Gare du Nord. From there students can take a train, taxi or navette to Rouen.

The French airports offer a « Navette » service from the airports to the centre of Paris at Opéra. The cost is 11.50€ for the navette from Roissy to Opéra and 7.70€ from Orly to Denfert Rochereau and the bus goes every 15/20 minutes.

From Orly there is also a bus that goes every 15 minutes to Montparnasse station or to the Champs Elysées. From there it is easy to take the metro. A metro ticket is 1.90 € and a book of 10 tickets is 14,50€.

Gare St Lazare is one metro stop from Opéra on the line « Direction Pont de Lavallois, Line 3 » but a taxi is quick and inexpensive if you have a lot of luggage. (It is about 15 minutes walk from Opéra to St Lazare). A metro ticket is 1.90€.

The Eurostar arrives at the Gare du Nord and we recommend a taxi between Gare du Nord and Gare St Lazare as the easiest and quickest journey.

Alternatively, we can arrange a transfer from your point of entry. Please ask us for a personal quotation.

• Coming by train • Coming by coach

At the airport:

When you come out of the Customs hall look for a driver carrying a signboard with our logo and your name on it.

In the unlikely event of you not being able to find your driver : Go to the airport information desk and ask the staff either in English to page the driver (or in French « Le chauffeur French in Normandy est prié de venir chercher Monsieur / Madame… ») (then say your name).

How to get to Rouen …

THE EASIEST WAY TO ROUEN FROM AIRPORT ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE IS TO TAKE THE BUS!

By bus from CDG to Rouen direct
From Terminal 3 take the Flixbus. Prices vary between 5 and 20 euros and tickets can be purchased online before your departure. The journey is easy and comfortable, the buses have wifi and go direct to Rouen Bus Station and your host family will pick you up from there. If you have organized one of our studios, the Rouen metro is 4 minutes walk and takes you direct to Voltaire (tram stop in front of the student residence) on destination St Etienne trains.

From Paris by train
Students will need to take the « navette » or airport bus to PARIS The French airports offer a« Navette » service from the airports to the centre of Paris at Opéra. The cost is 11.50 € for the navette from Roissy to Opéra and 7.70 € from Orly to Denfert Rochereau and the bus goes every 15/20 minutes.

From Orly there is also a bus that goes every 15 minutes to Montparnasse station or to the Champs Elysées. From there it is easy to take the metro, A metro ticket is 1.90 € and a book of 10 tickets is 14,50€.

From Opera it is one stop on the metro direction Pont Levallois, line 3 or you can take a taxi. A taxi will cost a maximum of 12 € between St Lazare and Opéra. The cost of a taxi is about 15€ from the the Gare du Nord (Eurostar) to St Lazare.

Trains go to Rouen from ST LAZARE Station which is near Madeleine and the shops on Boulevard Haussmann. Trains go every hour but some are stopping trains or you may have to change. Contact us for the direct fast train times. A single train second class ticket costs from 10 euros online and around 25 booked at the ticket office on the day of travel.

Ferry to Normandy
Ferries from the UK run to three Normandy ports all close to Rouen: Dieppe, Caen and Le Havre

From Le Havre
Either a taxi transfer to Rouen or a « navette » or taxi to Le Havre train station and then train to Rouen. The costs are are : transfer by between the port and station is free by the « navette » and approximately 10€ – 15€ by taxi.

A single second class ticket is around 20 € but can be cheaper when booked online in advance.

From Calais
Either by taxi transfer or by regular train via Paris (Calais to Paris is around 40-60€) unless you travel through London and take the Eurostar direct to Paris and then follow instructions as from Paris.

From Dieppe

Either by taxi or by train to Rouen

A single second class starts at 12.20 €.

A taxi between Dieppe and Rouen is about 160 € depending on the time of day or night.

At Rouen station
We ask our families to meet students arriving by train at the station. So, when you arrive in Rouen you should take the escalator upstairs and your family will be waiting there to meet you holding either a French in Normandy red bag or a card with your name on it.