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There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Caen by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus 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.

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Car ferry, train via London St. Pancras International  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  4. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$300 - $581

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Car ferry, train  •  21 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Caen Ic / ...

$64 - $108

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

$105 - $155

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUB - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$114 - $376

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Paris Orly (ORY) DUB - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$110 - $389

Fly to Caen  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Caen (CFR) DUB - CFR

$67 - $357

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Nantes (NTE) DUB - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Caen

$150 - $497

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Beauvais (BVA) DUB - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$93 - $333

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Caen is to car ferry and train which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 21 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Caen is to fly which costs 55€ - 310€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Caen. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Caen via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 42 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Caen is 617 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Caen without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 14 h 25 min and costs 260€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 14 h 25 min to get from Dublin to Caen, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Caen is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 4:14 AM in Dublin and 5:14 AM in Caen.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Caen.
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  • Distance: 385.3 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 25 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Caen, France?

Aer Lingus, Hop! and four other airlines fly from Dublin to Caen 4 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dublin to Caen via London Stansted, Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Caen via London Heathrow, Nantes
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
Train from Cherbourg to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Le Mans to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Cherbourg to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Le Mans to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$65 - $75
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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KLM, Aer Lingus, Air France and British Airways offer flights from Dublin Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 637+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 17 min and costs 5€.

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