There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Caen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$123 - $172

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen

$28 - $58

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 713 / ...

$28 - $50

Rideshare  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Caen 295.5 miles

$32 - $34

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Caen 295.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Caen  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Caen (CFR) BRU - CFR

$147 - $673

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$124 - $372

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Caen. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Caen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Caen via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Caen is 384 km. The road distance is 472.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Caen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Brussels to Caen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Caen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Caen is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Caen.
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  • Distance: 239.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Caen via Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Caen once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32 - $34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Caen is 473 km. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Brussels to Caen.

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Air France, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Hop! offer flights from Brussels Airport to Caen Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Caen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Caen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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