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There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Caen by car ferry, car, train, bus, bus and ferry or car train

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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Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 1 min

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

$48 - $109

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Train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$149 - $355

Car ferry, train  •  9 h 57 min

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

$54 - $111

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station 035
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

$88 - $135

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

$252 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Caen is to car ferry and drive which costs £35 - £85 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Caen is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £190 - £230 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Caen. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Caen via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Caen is 126 miles.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Caen without a car is to train which takes 8 h 20 min and costs £110 - £280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Bournemouth to Caen, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Caen bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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

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Caen is 1 h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 8:10 PM in Bournemouth and 9:10 PM in Caen.

There are 641+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Caen.
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  • Distance: 126.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Caen via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 8 h 20 min.

Train operators
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 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 - $50
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
$171
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 Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80

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