There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Caen by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, plane or ferry

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  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$181 - $405

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Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Caen

$79 - $157

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Train, car ferry  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Winchester
  2. Take the train from Winchester to Portsmouth & Southsea
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham

$114 - $228

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

$82 - $137

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Caen

$259 - $302

Fly Birmingham to Caen  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Caen (CFR) BHX - CFR

$185 - $740

Fly Birmingham to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$97 - $329

Fly Birmingham to Jersey, ferry, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Jersey (JER) BHX - JER
  2. Take the ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
  3. Take the train from Valognes to Caen

$105 - $276

Train, train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR

$126 - $788

Train to Manchester, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$148 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Caen is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £60 - £110 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Caen is to train and fly which costs £95 - £600 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Caen. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Caen via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Caen. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Caen via London St. Pancras International, Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Caen is 239 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Caen without a car is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs £130 - £310.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Birmingham to Caen, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Caen bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Caen train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Caen is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs £130 - £310. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £140 - £600 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Caen.
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  • Distance: 238.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Caen via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 7 h 27 min. Alternatively, Air France, Hop! and four other airlines fly from Birmingham to Caen every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Brussels, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Jersey via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Jersey via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Brussels, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Birmingham to Caen via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 Valognes to Caen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Winchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $110
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries
Manche Iles Express
Phone
0 825 131 050
Website
manche-iles-express.com
Ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com

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