There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Caen by train, bus, 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 10 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 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Caen Ouibus

$17 - $24

3 alternative options

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4 h 2 min

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

$265 - $299

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, fly  •  5 h 33 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

$85 - $720

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Caen is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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

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The distance between Canterbury and Caen is 254 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Canterbury to Caen, including transfers.

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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 Calais. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 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 10 min.

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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 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Caen via Calais in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
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
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 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
SNCF
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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