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.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  4 h 32 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 Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters Ic

$131 - $187

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$18 - $26

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Train  •  7 h 30 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 train from Lille Flandres to Gent St Pieters Ic

$75 - $112

Bus Isilines  •  8 h 27 min

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

$18 - $41

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Ghent 286.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Caen to Brussels, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Brussels (BRU) CFR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$164 - $626

Fly Caen to Lille Lesquin, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) CFR - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters

$474 - $2,878

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 1 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 Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$143 - $372

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Ghent is to bus which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Caen to Ghent, including transfers.

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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 7 h 15 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 St Pieters via Haussmann St Lazare, Paris Nord and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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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 Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Ghent via Lille in around 7 h 15 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 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 Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,600
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 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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Brussels via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
SNCF
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 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $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
$50 - $85
Train from Lille Flandres to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Dutch Railways (NS)
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Caen to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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