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There are 10 ways to get from Cambridge to Caen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London to Gare de Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

117€ - 293€

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Train, train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR

68€ - 604€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

78€ - 123€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Caen

205€ - 239€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Caen

84€ - 122€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

111€ - 310€

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

145€ - 1307€

Fly London Stansted to Dinard, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dinard (DNR) STN - DNR
  2. Take the train from Dol de Bretagne to Caen

84€ - 403€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

105€ - 247€

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

95€ - 244€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Caen is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £65 - £110 and takes 14h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Caen is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £180 - £220 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Caen. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Caen via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Caen. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Caen via London, Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Caen is 211 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Caen without a car is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs £100 - £260.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Cambridge to Caen, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Caen bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Caen train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Caen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Caen.
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  • Distance: 210.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Caen via London Kings Cross, London, Gare de Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 6h 59m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900€ - 34000€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Dinard
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 220€
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
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 Paris St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Dol de Bretagne to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
35€ - 60€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
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National Express
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 Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Caen is 1h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 7:57 AM in Cambridge and 8:57 AM in Caen.

Cambridge to Caen train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Caen station.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 768+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at 55€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29m and costs £9 - £35.

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