Regional buses to nearby towns and villages are operated by Marne Mobilité (www.marnemobilite.fr). The website has details of timetables and fares. The bus station is outside the train station’s northern (back) entrance. The best way to get to Troyes is by taking Courriers de l’Aube (www.courriersdelaube.fr; €15, 2¼ hours, up to 13 daily) bus line 140.
Reims train station, 1km northwest of the cathedral, was renovated in 2010; the bullet marks on the façade date from both world wars. Frequent services run to Paris Gare de l’Est (€28 to €61, 46 minutes to one hour, 12 to 17 daily). Direct services also go to Épernay (€7.20, 30 minutes, 16 daily) and Laon (€10.40, 35 to 47 minutes, three to nine daily). The journey to Troyes (€36 to €64, 2½ to 3½ hours, 10 daily) involves at least one change.