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There are 6 ways to get from Arras to Caen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Magenta  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$76 - $104

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Amiens Amiens - Lille Flandres / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amiens to Caen 713 / ...

$31 - $47

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Rouen-Rive-Droite Rouen-Amiens-Douai-Lille / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Caen Caen - Rouen-Rive-Droite

$59 - $83

Bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Noyelles-Godault to Caen 712

$34 - $54

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Arras to Caen 216.5 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Caen (CFR) LIL - CFR

$238 - $1,434

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The cheapest way to get from Arras to Caen is to train and bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Arras to Caen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arras to Caen. However, there are services departing from Arras(F) and arriving at Caen via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Arras and Caen is 257 km. The road distance is 346.5 km.

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The best way to get from Arras to Caen without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs 65€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Arras to Caen, including transfers.

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Arras to Caen train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Arras(F) station.

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The best way to get from Arras to Caen is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs 65€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 6h 46m.

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There is no direct flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Arras to Caen.
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  • Distance: 160.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Arras, France and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Arras to Caen via Paris Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Arras to Caen 4 times a week. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Pau
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,300
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Pau
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,300
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Arras(F) to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $34
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Arras(F) to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Arras(F) to Amiens
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amiens to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Noyelles-Godault to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Amiens to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Arras to Caen is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Arras to Caen.

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Chalair Aviation, easyJet, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Caen Airport.

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