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

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Train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$180 - $237

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus

$24 - $35

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Brussels, Brussels-North station 713 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300

$48 - $73

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Amsterdam 419.5 miles

$100 - $150

Fly from Caen  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Amsterdam (AMS) CFR - AMS

$139 - $1,014

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  6 h 15 min

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

$109 - $351

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam (AMS) ORY - AMS

$105 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Caen and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Caen and Amsterdam is 511 km. The road distance is 671.2 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Caen to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Caen to Amsterdam train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 10 h, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 900€ and takes 6 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 319.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Caen to Amsterdam via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris-Nord in around 6 h 17 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Caen to Amsterdam 3 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Lyon, Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Southend, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Caen to Amsterdam via Southend
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
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 Caen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Caen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Amsterdam Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Caen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Caen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Amsterdam is 671 km. It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to drive from Caen to Amsterdam.

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Volotea, easyJet, Flybe and three other airlines offer flights from Caen Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Caen to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 2581+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 17 min and costs 2€.

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