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There are 6 ways to get from Caen to Calais by train, bus, rideshare or car

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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Train inOui TGV  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$104 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Calais Ouibus

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Train via Amiens  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  2. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Amiens
  3. Take the train from Amiens to Calais Ville

$78 - $114

Bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville Calais Ville - Lille Flandres / ...

$35 - $64

Rideshare  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Calais 216.7 miles

$26

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Calais 215.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Calais is to bus which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Calais is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Calais via Paris City Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Calais Ville via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Caen and Calais is 252 km. The road distance is 345.2 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Caen to Calais, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Caen to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Calais.
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  • Distance: 157.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Caen to Calais via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 4 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Calais via Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 8 h 25 min.

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 - $80
Train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Amiens to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
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 Caen to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Caen to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Caen to Calais train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Calais is 345 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Caen to Calais.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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

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