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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 Thalys  •  4 h 41 min

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

$131 - $187

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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 / ...

$26 - $43

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  2. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Lille Flandres
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$81 - $122

Bus, train  •  7 h 58 min

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

$32 - $62

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Ghent 286.9 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 21 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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$143 - $372

Fly Caen to Brussels, train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$144 - $576

Fly Caen to Lille Lesquin, train  •  7 h 41 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 Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$229 - $983

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Ghent is to bus which costs 22€ - 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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Haussmann St Lazare, Paris-Nord and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 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 4 h 41 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 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 4 h 41 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 223 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 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, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 4 h 41 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
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,300
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,900
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Eurostar
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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
$66 - $68
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Caen to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Ghent is 459 km. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Caen to Ghent.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Caen to Ghent train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Caen to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 429+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 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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