Moving within the Rouen metropolitan areaMoving within the Rouen metropolitan area
©Moving within the Rouen metropolitan area|Alan Aubry - Métropole Rouen Normandie

Coming to Rouen

Want to come to Normandy? All roads lead to Rouen. By car, by train, by bike, the historic capital of Normandy is only a few hours away from its European counterparts.

How to come to Normandy ?

You are spoilt for choice
  • If you take the car...

    1.5 hours to come to Normandy from Paris, 3 hours to come from Lille and 5.5 hours to come from Lyon.

  • If you take the train...

    The Rouen Rive-Droite station is connected to the largest French and European destinations (Rouen – Paris: 1h15, Rouen – Lille: 3h30 by Paris or Amiens, Rouen – Lyon: 3h45 with a direct departure every day, Rouen – Brussels: 5h by Paris and Lille, Rouen – Marseille: 5h30).

  • If you fly...

    Rouen is located near 3 airports offering connections to major European cities. Charles de Gaulle airport, located 1 hour 45 minutes from Rouen, offers destinations from or to the whole world. Beauvais-Tillé airport is a low-cost airport ideally located to come to Normandy, it is 1h30 from Rouen, which serves the European capitals and North Africa. The Rouen metropolis also has its own airport, located 10 km from downtown Rouen, specialized in Business Tourism.

  • If you take the bike...

    La Seine à Vélo offers a superb itinerary, linking Paris to Deauville or Paris to Le Havre, and takes you along the emblematic river Seine. You can therefore take it to reach the Rouen Normandy Metropolis while (re)discovering varied tourist landscapes but also to travel Normandy off the beaten track.

Parking lots & parking lots

Have you chosen the car? Find the different parking solutions and parking lots in Rouen that are available to you. Parking by parking meter, paid parking in Rouen or free outdoor spaces are all parking solutions available to you to go to a show, eat at a restaurant, go shopping or see a movie at the cinema.

Getting around Rouen

Once you arrive, La Métropole Rouen Normandie has one of the largest urban transportation networks in France. Depending on your preferences, use public transportation (metro, TEOR, bus) to get around the Normandy capital easily. Accessible to the greatest number, transportation in Rouen is a real alternative to the car to get around easily in the city center but also in the surrounding communes.

Forsports lovers and means of locomotion preserving the environment, the Rouen and Jumièges Tourist Office offersdifferent bikes for rent from April to October. Classic, electric, for children… Book online or directly with our stay advisors.

You can also rent a Cy’clic for 1 day, 7 days or even more: Rouen has a substantial fleet of rental bicycles,distributed in 28 stations throughout the city.The first hour is systematically free regardless of your subscription.

Visit Normandy from Rouen

Rouen is very often the starting point for excursions to Normandy: the D-Day beaches, Mont-Saint-Michel, Honfleur, Deauville or the Norman bocage. Transportation in Rouen will allow you in one day to discover the wonders of Normandy.

You can rent a car for more freedom in Rouen and in the Seine Valley thanks to the many transportation professionals in Rouen.

At the exit of the SNCF train station but also in 10 other stations, cabs will be able to pick you up and accompany you to the address of your choice.


Rouen Tourism wishes you a pleasant stay!