- 1TGV station
- 1hour train journey from Paris-Calais
Where is the Somme?
The Somme is one of five departments that makes up the new region called Hauts de France and is located halfway between Lille and Paris, less than two hours away from major European cities such as Paris, Brussels and London.
Lets just say it's the perfect destination for your next weekend break!
A1 Paris-Lille: exits Mondidier, Roye, Assevillers, Albert-Bapaume
A16 Paris-Calais: exits Amiens-Sud/Dury, Salouel, Amiens-Ouest, Amiens-Nord, Flixecourt, Abbeville-Est, Abbeville-Nord, Rue
A28 Abbeville-Rouen: exits Blangy-Bouttencourt, Oisemont-St Maxent, Behen, Abbeville
A29 Reims-Rouen: exits Athies/Ham, Gare TGV Haute Picardie, Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens J.Verne
Have you thought about car-sharing? The following website has been especially created to facilitate journeys to and from the Somme Bay. Take a look at www.roulezco.fr
Paris-Lille and Paris-Calais railway lines
Amiens has excellent rail links and it only takes 1 hour to reach Amiens from Paris and 1.5 hrs from Lille. Many of these services continue on to stations in the Somme Valley, Abbeville, Rue and Noyelles-sur-Mer in the Somme Bay.
To explore the First World War sites of remembrance, use the stations of Albert, Corbie and Villers-Bretonneux.
The TGV Haute Picardie railway station is located between Amiens (in the Somme) and Saint-Quentin (in the Aisne). A shuttle bus service is provided to this station from Amiens bus station.
Paris-Amiens: 16 return journeys – average journey time: 1hr 4 mins
Paris-Abbeville: 13 return journeys – average journey time 1hr 45 mins
Paris-Noyelles-sir-Mer: 10 return journeys - average journey time 1hr 50 mins
Paris-Rue: 9 return journeys – average journey time 2hrs
By boat and plane
The nearest airports are Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais Tillé.
The nearest ferry ports are at Calais and Dieppe.
For more information about travel and mixed-mode commuting in the Somme Bay, please visit ecomobilite-baiedesomme.fr