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There are 7 ways to get from Caen to Carnac by train, bus, 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.

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Train Sncf Ter  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Rennes Caen - Rennes
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Auray Tgv / ...

$72 - $97

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Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Rennes 1722 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Vannes 1772 / ...

$18 - $34

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Train via Le Mans  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans Caen - Le Mans / ...
  2. Take the train from Le Mans to Auray Tgv

$66 - $73

Bus, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Rennes 1722 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Vannes Quimper - Rennes / ...

$41 - $58

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Carnac 201.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Lorient  •  5 h 35 min

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

$221 - $748

Fly Caen to Nantes, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Nantes (NTE) CFR - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Redon
  3. Take the train from Gare de Redon to Gare de Auray

$384 - $658

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Carnac is to bus which costs 15€ - 30€ and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Carnac is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Carnac. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Carnac Ville - Square d'Illertissen via Rennes, Gare Routière and Auray - Le Ballon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Caen and Carnac is 268 km. The road distance is 323 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Carnac without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 60€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Caen to Carnac, including transfers.

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Caen to Carnac bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Carnac is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 30€ and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Lorient Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Caen to Carnac.
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  • Distance: 167.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Carnac, Bretagne, France?

You can take a train from Caen to Carnac via Gare de Rennes, Rennes, Auray, and Gare SNCF in around 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Carnac via Rennes, Vannes, Gare Routière, Le Ballon, and Auray - Le Ballon in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lorient
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Auray
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Vannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Redon
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Redon to Gare de Auray
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Auray
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Vannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.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 Nantes to Redon
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Redon to Gare de Auray
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Auray
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Le Mans to Auray
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Rennes to Vannes
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
Train from Redon to Auray
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rennes to Vannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Carnac is 323 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Caen to Carnac.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Lorient Airport.

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There are 520+ hotels available in Carnac. Prices start at $69 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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