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There are 3 ways to get from Caen to Loire Valley by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Tours Ic / ...

$40 - $60

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Rideshare  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Tours 161.4 miles


1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Loire Valley 161.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Loire Valley is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Loire Valley is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Caen and arriving at Tours. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Caen and Loire Valley is 214 km. The road distance is 257.8 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The train from Caen to Tours takes 2 h 52 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Caen to Loire Valley train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Tours station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Loire Valley is 258 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Caen to Loire Valley.

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There are 547+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 133.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Loire Valley, France?

SNCF operates a train from Caen to Loire Valley 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 52 min.

Train operators

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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+33 9 70 60 99 70
Train from Caen to Tours
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Other operators

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.

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Rideshare from Caen to Tours
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Every 4 hours
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Caen and Loire Valley. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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