|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.|
Reims Train Stations
Gare de Reims Centre SNCF
The main hall at the Gare de Reims has a small SNCF information office for train information. There is also a seasonal branch of the Office du Tourisme just outside the station.
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 Franchet d'espèrey
Southwest of the city center, this station serves some TER trains.
Trains from Paris
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 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.
If you want to visit champagne houses in the Montagne de Reims or other rural areas, you will need a car.
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.