How to Travel From Paris to Deauville by Train, Car, and Bus

Deauville on the Normandy Coast

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Deauville is a delightful and chic resort on the Normandy coastline between the cities of Le Havre and Caen in France. Parisians and other visitors to France who want a short trip away from the country's capital are attracted to Deauville. Paris and Deauville are 120 miles (194 kilometers) apart. To get from Paris to Deauville, you can take a train, drive, or go by bus. While a car gives you the freedom to explore, a train is typically the most hassle-free way to go and is a nice way to avoid potential traffic.

  Time Cost Best For
Train Two hours, 15 minutes from $30 An adventure
Car Two hours 120 miles (194 kilometers) Explore on your own
Bus Two hours, 55 minutes from $11 Budget travel

What Is the Cheapest Way to Get From Paris to Deauville?

The cheapest method of transportation from Paris to Deauville is the bus. BlaBlaBus (from $11) offers a two hour, 55 minute ride four times a week going from Bercy Seine in the Paris city center to the Deauville bus stop. FlixBus leaves more frequently—usually twice a day—but the ride (from $14) is more expensive and is a longer three hour, 30 minute trip. With FlixBus you can choose to leave from one of several bus stops in Paris and arrives at Gare SNCF Deauville. Booking these buses online or in person in advance is always recommended.

What Is the Fastest Way to Get From Paris to Deauville?

The quickest way to get from Paris to Deauville is to drive. It is 120 miles (194 kilometers) from Paris to Deauville and the journey will take around two hours, depending on your speed and whether you make any stops. Autoroute A13 is the most direct route, but it has tolls. The Renault Eurodrive Buy Back Lease scheme is the most economical way of renting a car if you’re in France for more than three weeks—and you are not a resident of the European Union or the French overseas departments and territories.

In Deauville, there are four street parking zones distinguished by color. Several public parking lots are in town, especially near the beach. Check with the Deauville tourism office for pricing and other information.

How Long Is the Train Ride?

The train ride from Paris to Deauville takes about two hours, 15 minutes. SNCF trains to Deauville leave twice a day from Paris Gare Saint Lazare, one of the busiest train stations in Europe. Passengers arrive at the Trouville-Deauville train station in the middle of Deauville, just by the marina. The trip starts at $30 one way.

When Is the Best Time to Travel to Deauville?

The best weather in Deauville is from June through September. These months bring warm and comfortable temperatures. However, the peak tourist season is from June through August, so accommodations may cost more than usual. In September tourism slows down and it is also a nice time to catch the American Film Festival, one of the most popular in the country. Also, Deauville-Clairefontaine Racecourse just east of town features about 20 horse races from June through October. 

What's the Most Scenic Route to Deauville?

The most scenic route to Deauville is driving along autoroute A13. There are some beautiful stops along the way. Parc Naturel Régional du Vexin français is about an hour from Paris on the autoroute A15, which has no tolls. The park offers forests, meadows, rivers, typical villages, and more than 497 miles (800 kilometers) of walking trails. Another lovely stop along the main A13 route to Deauville is Parc naturel régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande along the Seine river. At this park, visitors enjoy 746 miles (1,200 kilometers) of hiking trails, as well as historical castles, forests, swamps, and a 16th century farmhouse that serves as the information center.

What Is There to Do in Deauville?

Deauville, a chic and internationally known resort by the sea, is frequently referred to as the Parisian Riviera. There are things to do all year, whether you would like to see golden sand beaches, visit historic hotels, fancy shops, or go to a casino. The area's two racecourses and polo matches are known around the world, and the resort is famous for its cultural attractions like classical music and film festivals. Deauville is also a good starting point for extra trips to the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches to the west.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long is the drive from Paris CDG to Deauville?

    From Charles de Gaulle Airport, it's a two hour and 28 minute drive to Vieux Deauville.

  • How do I get from Paris to Deauville by train?

    You can take a direct SNCF train from Paris Gare Saint Lazare to Trouville-Deauville station, which is right by Deauville's marina. It's a two hour and 30 minute journey; tickets start at 25 euros ($30).

  • How far is Deauville from Paris?

    Deauville is 120 miles (194 kilometers) northwest of Paris.