There are 6 ways to get from Brighton to Caen by car ferry, car, train, 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.

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Carferry, drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the carferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe LD Lines
  2. Drive from Dieppe to Caen

$40 - $123

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Train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$136 - $331

Carferry, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the carferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  2. Take the train from Dieppe to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  3. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Caen

$66 - $156

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham

$61 - $155

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 12 min

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

$236 - $270

Train, fly  •  6 h 3 min

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

$79 - $710

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Caen. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Caen via London St. Pancras International, Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Caen is 115 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Caen without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Brighton to Caen, including transfers.

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Brighton to Caen train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Caen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Caen is 1 h ahead of Brighton. It is currently 7:48 PM in Brighton and 8:48 PM in Caen.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 647+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Caen.
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  • Distance: 114.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Caen via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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.

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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 Dieppe to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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
Greater Anglia
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80
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

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