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Will be arriving in Cherbourg at the Cruise Terminal. What is the distance to the Train Station? And what type of transportation is available and approximate cost.
Will be traveling by train from Cherbourg to Bayeux. Is it adviseable to purchase my ticket before we arrive, or will I be able to get a ticket when I arrive at the station?
There is a shuttle bus to the station & town centre, which is within walking distance (not that you will want to walk!):
It takes 7 minutes from terminal to station. You could also take a taxi, of course.
You will be able to buy your ticket at the station. Only European trains which are 'reservation-only' get full up, and the vast majority are not reservation-only.
You can, of course, choose to buy your ticket online beforehand but it will (I think) tie you to particular departure time.
www.scnf.com or voyages-sncf.com/billet-trai...
Journey takes around an hour, with direct trains roughly two-hourly. One-way fare 15 euro.