How to come to Chartres ?

The town of Chartre is easy to reach both by train and by car.

Coming by car

  • 1 h from Paris: Follow A6 direction Bordeaux-Nantes then A10 and A11 direction Nantes.
  • 1 h from Orléans: Follow the A10 towards Paris/Chartres, then the N154 towards Rouen/Chartres.
  • 2 h from Rouen: Follow the A13 towards Évreux then the N154 towards Chartres/Orléans.
  • 1 h 30 from Le Mans: Follow A11 direction Paris/Chartres.


Chartres has almost 2,000 surface parking spaces and another 3,000 in underground or elevated car parks.

Find the car parks on the Chartres en lumières map


By train

Chartres train station is located 5 minutes walk from Chartres city centre. You can quickly reach all the illuminations as well as the hotels and restaurants.

There are about 33 daily connections from Paris-Montparnasse station (about 1 hour) to Chartres station. About 12 daily connections are made between Le Mans and Chartres and there are regular connections between Brittany and Chartres.

Find departure times and fares from the SNCF