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

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Train  •  4h 53m

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

115€ - 223€

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 712

24€ - 30€

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Rideshare  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Caen 474.2 km

27€ - 29€

Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Caen 472.9 km

55€ - 85€

Fly Brussels to Caen  •  6h 58m

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

138€ - 361€

Fly Brussels to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 9m

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

119€ - 376€

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Caen  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Caen (CFR) LIL - CFR

99€ - 669€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Caen is to bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Caen is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Caen. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Caen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Caen via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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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 4h 53m and costs 110€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Brussels to Caen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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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 4h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 4 times a week. Tickets cost 24€ - 30€ and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Calvi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 1200€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Brussels to Caen is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs 110€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 7h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 370€ and takes 6h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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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 4h 27m to drive from Brussels to Caen.

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

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Book your Brussels to Caen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at 87€ 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 20 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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