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There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Caen by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus and ferry or bus

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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Fly to Caen  •  7h 4m

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

54€ - 293€

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Car ferry, train  •  22h 40m

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

46€ - 81€

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Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 11m

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

87€ - 312€

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  9h 6m

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

67€ - 262€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8h 13m

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

90€ - 328€

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 22m

  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

107€ - 424€

Car ferry, train via London  •  15h 6m

  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 Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  4. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

247€ - 487€

Car ferry, drive  •  21h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Caen

49€ - 85€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  25h 46m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen

67€ - 91€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Caen is to car ferry and train which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 22h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Caen is to fly which costs 50€ - 300€ and takes 7h 4m.

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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 and Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 46m.

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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 via London which takes 15h 6m and costs 240€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m 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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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Caen is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 3:34 AM in Dublin and 4:34 AM in Caen.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Caen.
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  • Distance: 385.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

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

Ryanair, Flybe and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Caen every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 1100€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 900€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 900€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 320€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Caen via Southend
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Exeter
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 3100€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
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 Paris St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 27€
1st Class
40€ - 70€
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 23€
1st Class
30€ - 55€
Train from Le Mans to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 21€
1st Class
29€ - 50€
Train from Cherbourg to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 18€
1st Class
24€ - 40€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
34€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
34€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 65€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
80€ - 120€
Anytime Day Single
130€ - 210€
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
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Book at
National Express
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 London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
55€ - 65€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€

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Ryanair, Flybe, Transavia France and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Caen Airport.

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There are 877+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at 68€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 18m and costs 8€ - 12€.

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