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There are 8 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ter

€136 - €287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Paris Charles de Gaulle N800
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€43 - €58

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Train, bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

€112 - €388

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen 641.3 km

€80 - €120

Fly to Caen  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Caen (CFR) AMS - CFR

€117 - €327

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris CDG (CDG) AMS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

€124 - €234

Fly to Rennes, train  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rennes (RNS) AMS - RNS
  2. Take the train from Pontchaillou to Caen

€124 - €374

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

€104 - €266

Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen by train and bus

The journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Caen is around 8h 28m and covers a distance of around 732 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 31m. Operated by Connexxion, Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and others, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Caen. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 28m
Fastest journey time:
6h 31m
Journey distance:
732 km
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
€136
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:08
Last service departs at:
18:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Caen is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Caen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Caen is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Netherlands from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 12h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen is to drive which costs €80 - €120 and takes 6h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Caen via Schiphol, Airport, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena and Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 39m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Caen is 482 km. The road distance is 641.3 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen without a car is to train which takes 7h 28m and costs €130 - €290.

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It takes approximately 7h 28m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen is to train which takes 7h 28m and costs €130 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 12h 39m, you could also fly, which costs €110 - €330 and takes 8h 10m.

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 40m and has one stopover.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Caen station.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen.
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  • Distance: 481.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord, Gare Du Nord, Gare Saint-Lazare - Budapest, and Paris St Lazare in around 7h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen via Schiphol, Airport, Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, and Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport in around 12h 39m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Pontchaillou to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen is 641 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Caen.

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Volotea, KLM and Air France offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to line 470 bus which takes 34 min and costs €4 - €6.

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