France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Amiens, France
Train, bus & car are the best ways to get to Amiens, and Beauvais-Tillé Airport is not far away.




Amiens, 150 km (93 miles) due north of Paris (map) stands at a traditional crossroads of western European highway and railway routes.

The Beauvais-Tillé Airport is between Amiens and Paris.

The only thing missing is easy TGV train access—but it doesn't matter—the fast Intercités trains whiz you between Paris and Amiens in little over an hour.


Amiens, standing at a traditional railway nexus, is served by Intercités & TER trains from Paris (1 to 2 hours, depending on the train) and from Saint-Quentin, Lille & Arras.

Auguste Perret's large Modernist-style Gare d'Amiens SNCF is in the city center (map), a fairly easy walk from most hotels and points of interest. It serves only traditional Intercités & TER trains trains. For TGV trains, you take a shuttle bus to the...

Gare TGV Haute-Picardie

This region of northern France does have TGV high-speed train service, but the station is Gare TGV Haute-Picardie, 50 km (31 miles) east of Amiens and 35 km (22 miles) west of Saint-Quentin (map) by shuttle bus (navette) from the city-center train stations.

The Gare TGV Haute-Picardie is known as the "station in the beet fields" because it is so far from the city centers.

Beauvais-Tillé Airport

Beauvais-Tillé Airport is accessible by Ametis Bus 30 in about an hour from Amiens.

Intercity & Regional Bus

Intercity and regional buses such such as Ouibus use the Amiens Gare Routière (bus terminal) a short walk from the Gare d'Amiens train station. Intercity buses between Paris and Amiens have low fares, and take 2 to 3+ hours for the journey.

City Bus

Ametis is Amien's city transport operator, with buses running throughout the city and to its outskirts. More...

Hotels in Amiens

Restaurants in Amiens

What to See & Do

Tourist Information

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Gare d'Amiens SNCF, Amiens, Somme, France

The great Gare d'Amiens SNCF, a post-World War II monument to Amiens resilience.




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