There are 8 ways to get from Bruges to Caen by bus, train, car 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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Bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  3. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Caen

$66 - $102

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Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

$16 - $47

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Train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$137 - $200

Train, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen

$28 - $59

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Caen 283.4 miles

$60 - $90

Bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Caen  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Caen (CFR) LIL - CFR

$145 - $669

Train to Brussels, fly to Caen  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Caen (CFR) BRU - CFR

$176 - $694

Train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$153 - $393

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Caen. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Caen via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Caen. However, there are services departing from Brugge and arriving at Caen via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Caen is 340 km. The road distance is 453.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Caen without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs .

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

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Bruges to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Bruges station.

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Bruges to Caen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Caen is to train which takes 7 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Caen.
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  • Distance: 212.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Bruges to Caen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 7 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Caen via Lille in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Train operators
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 Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Brugge to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Bus operators
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 Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Caen is 453 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Bruges to Caen.

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

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Book your Bruges to Caen bus tickets online with Distribusion, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 647+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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