“All oceans lead to Rouen”, but you can come by car, by train or by plane. Find all the information you need to get there.
The Armada 2013 tries to reduce the environmental impact of the 5 to 7 million visitors coming to the event by offering economical, simple and clever solutions.
Rouen is connected to Paris by the motorway A13 (130km) which is just over an hour drive.
Rouen is also connected to Lower Normandy and Brittany by the A13.
Rouen is directly connected to England by the motorway A28 and the Channel Tunnel
For further information, see the Normandy Motorways (SAPN) website
Don’t forget car-pooling!
For those coming from more than 30 km away, this is an economical, friendly, useful and green way to travel. Register on www.covoiturage76.fr
to share a ride or find a carpool.
Rouen is well served by several TGV high-speed trains as well as local and national trains. (Paris, Le Havre, Marseille, Lyon, Caen, Lille, etc…)
From London or Brussels (via Calais, Lille or Paris)
TGV High-speed trains:
Marseille St-Charles - Rouen Right Bank
Lyon - Rouen Right Bank
Paris St-Lazare - Rouen Right Bank
Le Havre - Rouen Right Bank
Caen - Rouen Right Bank
Dieppe - Rouen Right Bank
TER trains link Rouen to many destinations in Upper Normandy.
For further information on timetables, go to the dedicated SNCF website:
Aléorégion : 0 825 000 276 (0,15€/min) from Monday to Friday, from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Upper Normandy local trains website.
The Upper-Normandy Regional Council is mobilizing resources to make local transport more
accessible and appealing:
• 5 € return ticket, on 8 and 9 June 2013, for trains to the Armada wherever they leave from in
Upper-Normandy. This special offer is available on all the regional train routes.
• HN’go loisirs: from 6 to 16 June, take advantage of unlimited journeys in Upper-Normandy
for two consecutive days: 18€ for an individual ticket and 30€ for a group of 2 to 5 people.
• HN’go hebdo: You will get a free week on your monthly pass in September 2013 for the
purchase of a weekly pass during the Armada (upon presentation of receipt).
The Upper-Normandy Regional Council, in partnership with the SNCF (French National Railway
Corporation), operates special trains for the Armada every day after midnight to allow visitors
to enjoy all the entertaining activities.
Further information at: Aléoregion: 0 825 000 276 or www.ter-sncf.com/haute_normandie or
The main ferry crossings between England and Normandy leave from Newhaven and Portsmouth and arrive in Caen, Le Havre or Dieppe. There are shuttles to Rouen available or you can take the motorway A13 to come to Rouen.
For long distances, flying is the quickest way to get to Rouen.
Rouen Seine Valley Airport and Beauvais Airport are served by long-haul flights (Béziers, Marseilles, Barcelona, Madrid, Venice, Rome, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stockholm) at competitive prices.
Find out more information on timetables, shuttles and destinations.
You can also fly to Paris (Orly or Roissy) and then take the train at Saint-Lazare station to Rouen.
By public transport
Check our page dedicated to public transport with Réseau Astuce
The association "Guidoline" will keep an eye on your bike from 10:00 am to 02:00 am from 8 to 18 June. Volunteers of the association will also be there to provide help and tips on bike repair (subject to availability). A car park for 200 bikes will also be open in front of the Théâtre des Arts (bus stop, metro station, right bank, only 500 metres from the ships.
Further information at www.guidoline.com