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Getting to Auvergne

By plane, train, or car: the easiest and best ways to travel to Auvergne.

By Train

it's about 3.5 – 4 hours on the high-speed TGV train from Paris to the regional capital of Clermont-Ferrand.

By Plane

Flights from Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports in Paris to Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne International Airport (External link) are about one hour. Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne International Airport has direct flights to and from more than a dozen French cities, as well as connecting flights to and from many large European cities.

By Car

Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is 424km/263mi and about 4 hours. You can take route A10 to A71.
Lille to Clermont-Ferrand is 640km/400mi and about 6 and 1/2 hours. You can take route A1 to A71.
Strasbourg to Clermont-Ferrand is 620km/385mi and about 6 and 1/2 hours. You can take route A36.
Brest to Clermont-Ferrand is 820km/510mi and about 8 hours and 20 minuts. You can take route N165 to A71.
Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand is 175km/108mi and about 2 and 1/2 hours. You can take route A89.
Bayonne to Clermont-Ferrand is 555km/345mi and about 5 and 1/2 hours. You can take route A89.
Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand is 370km/230mi and takes around 4 hours. You can take route A89.
420 km from Marseille to Clermont-Ferrand is 480km/300mi and around 5 hours. You can take route A7.