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There are 5 ways to get from Caen to The Louvre by train, bus, rideshare or car

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

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles

Bus via Porte De Montmartre

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris Porte de Saint Ouen

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Paris

Drive

  1. Drive from Caen to The Louvre

Caen to The Louvre by bus and walk

The journey time between Caen and The Louvre is around 3h 38m and covers a distance of around 237 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 29m. Services are operated by Blablabus and Bus RATP. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 26m
Layover time:
12 min
Total time:
3h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 29m
Journey distance:
237 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Caen to The Louvre bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Caen → The Louvre
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 130 000

Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to The Louvre is to bus which costs €11 - €17 and takes 3h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Caen to The Louvre is to drive. Taking this option will cost €26 - €40 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Louvre - Rivoli via Boulay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Pyramides via Saint-Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Caen and The Louvre is 200 km. The road distance is 231.9 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs €30 - €60.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Caen to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Caen to The Louvre bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Caen station.

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

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The best way to get from Caen to The Louvre is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs €30 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €17 and takes 3h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Caen to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 199.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Caen, France and The Louvre, France?

SNCF operates a train from Caen to Paris St Lazare hourly. Tickets cost €28 - €60 and the journey takes 2h 6m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Caen to Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Caen to Paris Porte de Saint Ouen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Caen to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Caen to The Louvre bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles station.

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Caen to The Louvre train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Paris St Lazare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to The Louvre is 232 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Caen to The Louvre.

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

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