Getting to Normandy is Easy by Air, Sea or Rail:
Normandy is situated in the northwest of France and is very well connected by air, sea or rail transportation.
Ferries to Normandy
Just across the English Channel, Normandy has more cross-Channel ferry routes than any other region. The region is easily accessible by ferry from England (Newhaven, Portsmouth, Poole) and Ireland (Rosselare). The ferries to Normandy service Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg.
Brittany Ferries operate crossings from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Poole to Cherbourg
LD Lines/Transmanches Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Le Havre and Newhaven to Dieppe
Irish Ferries sail from Rosslare to Cherbourg.
Manche Iles Express operate crossings from the Channel Islands to Dielette and Barneville Carteret
Roissy Charles de Gaulle – Visitors arriving at Roissy Charles de Gaulle can access Normandy easily by train or renting a car.
Beauvais Airport – Ryanair operates budget flights from various airports in the UK and Ireland to Beauvais which is about an hour’s drive to Normandy.
There are airports in Caen, Cherbourg, Deauville, Le Havre and Rouen, however these are mostly for domestic or seasonal charter flights.
Trains to Normandy
Visitors from London can travel to Rouen and Le Havre (via Paris or Lille) by Eurostar and TGV.
Many of the main cities in Normandy are connected to Paris by rail. Trains from Paris to Normandy leave from Gare St Lazare. Travel to eastern Normandy takes just under and hour and central Normandy can be reached in two hours.
Normandy lies just 70km from Paris, about an hour’s drive. The region has a well-developed road network allowing visitors to easily tour Normandy by car.