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There are 6 ways to get from Caen to Lille by train, bus, rideshare, 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 via Magenta  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv

$84 - $111

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Lille 713 / ...

$13 - $40

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
  2. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Lille Flandres

$63 - $94

Rideshare  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Lille 242.6 miles

$29

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Lille 242.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) CFR - LIL

$452 - $2,812

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Lille is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Lille is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Caen and arriving at Lille. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Lille. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Lille Flandres via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Caen and Lille is 293 km. The road distance is 388.3 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Lille without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Caen to Lille, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Caen to Lille is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs 390€ - 2500€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Lille.
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  • Distance: 183 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Caen to Lille via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Caen to Lille once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,800
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,100
Flights from Caen to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,900
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 20 min
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
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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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 - $80
Train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
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
$13 - $20
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Caen to Lille train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lille Flandres station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Lille is 388 km. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Caen to Lille.

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Hop! offers flights from Caen Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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Book your Caen to Lille train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Caen to Lille bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 609+ hotels available in Lille. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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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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