France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport to & in Reims, France
Trains, buses, express highways and trams make it easy to get to and around Reims, though the historic city center is easily walkable.

 
 




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Reims is in the Champagne-Ardenne region of northern France, 144 km (90 miles) northeast of Paris and 28 km (17 miles) north of Épernay (map).

Reims Train Stations

Reims has four train stations (map), all connected by the Citura Tram lines. Be sure to check which station your train will use.

Gare de Reims Centre SNCF

This, the largest and most convenient station,walking distance from the center of reims, serves TER trainsand some TGV trains, but many other TGV trains use only the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV.

Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV

This station, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the Gare de Reims Centre serves TGV and Ouigo trains on the Paris-Strasbourg line. Citura Tram B connects the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV with the city center (Opéra-Cathedrale, Lanle & Gare Centre stops), with that third stop being at the Gare de Reims Centre. (See Local Transportation, below.)

Gare Reims-Maison-Blanche

This station south of the city center serves TER trains, in particular those connecting Reims with Épernay. Citura buses 4 and 7 connect this station with the city center.

Gare Franchet d'espèrey

Southwest of the city center, this station serves some TER trains.

Trains from Paris

Reims is on the TGV fast intercity and TER regional train lines between Paris and Strasbourg, so there's daily service.

At least four fast TGV trains and TER regional trains per day speed between Paris's Gare de l'Est and the Gare de Reims Centre (map) in 45 minutes to an hour. More...

Some TGV trains from Paris arrive at the Gare de Reims Centre, others (and Ouigo trains) serve the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the Gare de Reims by the A4/E17/E46/E50 highway (map).

Buses from Paris

Many buses make the journey from Paris's Gare de Bercy to the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of Reims city center. The journey by bus between the two cities costs much less than by train, but takes two to 2-1/2 hours each way. Citura Tram B takes you from the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV to the city center.

By Car from Paris

The drive between Paris and Reims takes less than two hours along the A4 autoroute (expressway)(map). More...

Regional Transportation

Frequent TER Champagne-Ardenne regional trains connect Gare de Reims-Maison Blanche with Épernay

Local Transportation

Citura, le réseau des transports publics de l'agglomération de Reims, operates the public buses and trams in Reims and surrounding communities. More...

The historic city center and much of what you'll want to see is walkable in less than 15 minutes, but you may want to use trams and buses to reach outlying sights and wineries.

The tram line, used by both Tram A and Tram B, goes right through the city center, connecting the northern and southern parts of the city.

Ride Tram B to travel to and from the Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV, southwest of the city center.

CityBus C connects the Gare de Reims Centre and the cathedral with the Basilique Saint-Remi to the southeast.

Hotels Near the Train Station

A good selection of hotels is within an easy walk of the Gare de Reims Centre—some are right next to the station itself, as are car rental agencies, a large car parking garage, and an Office de Tourisme.


Hotels in Reims

What to See & Do in Reims

Champagne Wineries

Reims Restaurants

Tourist Information

About Reims

Champagne Region

About Épernay

 

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Gare de Reims (Centre), Reims, Champagne, France

Above, Gare de Reims-Centre, Reims, France.


 

Colorful regional train, Reims, France

Colorful TER regional train between
Reims and Épernay.

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