There are 8 ways to get from Canterbury to Caen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car train, car, car ferry 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  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$113 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport to Caen Ouibus / ...

$22 - $42

6 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen

$73 - $119

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Caen

$267 - $300

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 18 min

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

$73 - $111

Train, train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR

$88 - $724

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$180 - $1,530

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$163 - $403

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Caen is to bus which costs £16 - £35 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Caen is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £200 - £230 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Caen. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Caen via Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Caen. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Caen via Ashford(Kent) Int., Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Caen is 159 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Caen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs £85 - £210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Canterbury to Caen, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Caen train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Caen is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs £85 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £35 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Caen.
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  • Distance: 158.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Caen via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Caen via Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
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 Canterbury to Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Coach station CDG Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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 Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG to Caen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Canterbury to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Caen station.

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Caen is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 1:34 PM in Canterbury and 2:34 PM in Caen.

Canterbury 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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Book your Canterbury to Caen bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 635+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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