There are 8 ways to get from Bournemouth to Caen by car ferry, train, ferry, bus, car, car train 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.

Recommended option

Car ferry, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Caen Ic

$60 - $121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Caen Ouibus

$32 - $45

6 alternative options

Car ferry, ferry, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Helier, Jersey
  2. Take the ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Granville
  3. Take the bus from Granville to Caen

$77 - $126

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 18 min

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

$58 - $126

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 21 min

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

$255 - $296

Train to Southampton, fly to Jersey, ferry, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Jersey (JER) SOU - JER
  3. Take the ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
  4. Take the train from Valognes to Caen

$90 - $303

Train, train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR

$91 - $734

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$112 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Caen is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Caen is to drive and car ferry which takes 5 h 18 min and costs £40 - £95.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Caen is 202 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Bournemouth to Caen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Caen. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Caen via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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

You can take a bus from Bournemouth to Caen via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Jersey
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Southampton to Jersey via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
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
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
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
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Granville to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Caen
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
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 Granville
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com
Ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com

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