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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Caen by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$178 - $235

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Train, bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen

$32 - $65

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 713 / ...

$40 - $69

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Caen 419 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen  •  6 h 49 min

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

$139 - $1,014

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 12 min

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

$106 - $353

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes, train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$121 - $321

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 21 min

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

$92 - $286

Train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$146 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Caen is to train and bus which costs 27€ - 60€ and takes 12 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Caen is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Caen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Caen via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Caen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Caen via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Caen is 511 km. The road distance is 670.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Caen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Amsterdam to Caen, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Caen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Caen is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 900€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Caen.
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  • Distance: 319.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Caen via Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 6 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Caen via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Caen station.

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Amsterdam to Caen train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Caen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Caen is 670 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Amsterdam to Caen.

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Volotea, Chalair Aviation, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Caen Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Caen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 637+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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