There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Caen by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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

$124 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen Ouibus

$17 - $25

8 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$28 - $50

Bus Isilines  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen

$18 - $41

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 Brussels to Caen  •  6 h 36 min

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

$147 - $673

Fly Brussels 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

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Caen  •  6 h 22 min

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

$176 - $714

Fly Brussels to Rennes, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rennes (RNS) BRU - RNS
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Caen

$126 - $585

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Caen is to bus which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Caen is to train which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 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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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Brussels to Caen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Caen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 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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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, you can take a bus from Brussels to Caen via Lille in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 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 Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Figari
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Figari
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,100
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Brussels to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 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 Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Figari
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Figari
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,100
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
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 - $170
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice 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
$14 - $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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