How to get to Chartres

Discover our natural and festive city. Get to Chartres by road, rail or air.

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Near Paris and the châteaux of the Loire, our beautiful city promises a real change of scenery and incredible dynamism. Here are the different ways to get to our medieval marvel of a city.


By road

Chartres is 60 minutes from Paris (88 km). You can come from:

  • Motorway from Paris: A6 direction Bordeaux-Nantes, via the Porte d'Orléans, then the A10 and A11 towards Nantes.
  • Ordinary road from Paris: D190 towards Rambouillet, via the Porte de Saint-Cloud.
  • By road from other places:
    • RN10 from Tours and the south-west
    • D923 from Brittany
    • RRN154 from Rouen and Orléans.


Distances by road:

  • Paris: 88 km (one hour)
  • Orly Airport: 75 km
  • Charles de Gaulle airport: 120 km
  • Orleans: 73 km
  • Blois: 100 km
  • Le Mans: 120 km
  • Rouen: 134 km
  • Tours: 141 km
  • Mont Saint-Michel: 257 km
  • Nantes: 299 km
  • Bordeaux: 483 km


By train

Every day, some 33 connections arrive from Paris-Montparnasse train station (1 hour), 12 daily connections with Le Mans and regular links with Brittany) There are numerous regional lines serving the towns of the département for you to discover the sites and monuments of the surrounding area.

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By air, flying into Paris

Paris airports are accessible by motorway from Chartres: Orly Sud and Orly Ouest at 75 km (45 minutes) and Charles de Gaulle at 120 km (80 minutes).

Tours airport is 150 km from Chartres (2 hours).

So what are you waiting for - it's easy to get here!

Check out our public transport page for travelling around while here.