There are 8 ways to get from Caen to Ghent 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  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$133 - $190

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille 713 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 803 / ...

$18 - $44

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  2. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Lille Flandres
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 803 / ...

$68 - $102

Bus, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille
  2. Take the train from Kortrijk to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$28 - $58

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Ghent 286.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Caen to Brussels, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Brussels (BRU) CFR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$174 - $627

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$144 - $375

Fly Caen to Lille Lesquin, train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$490 - $2,884

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Ghent is to bus which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Ghent is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Ghent via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Haussmann St Lazare, Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Caen and Ghent is 357 km. The road distance is 459 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Caen to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Caen to Ghent is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Caen to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 223 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Caen to Ghent via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, Paris Nord, Bruxelles Midi, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Ghent via Lille in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,300
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,900
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,100
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,700
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
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
Train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
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 Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Kortrijk to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$45 - $48
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 Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Caen to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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
$14 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com

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