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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ter

€118 - €175

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Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Rouen N709
  2. Take the bus from Rouen to Caen 713 / ...

€43 - €51

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Train via Lyon  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ter

€121 - €229

Train, bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Massy-TGV Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Orly Airport to Caen Paris - Orly Airport - P4C Carpark > Paris - La Défense Bus station > Caen

€165 - €282

Drive  •  7h 20m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Caen 799.5 km

€85 - €130

Train, fly  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Caen (CFR) LYS - CFR

€134 - €356

Grenoble to Caen by train and subway

The journey time between Grenoble and Caen is around 7h 11m and covers a distance of around 796 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 40m. Services are operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro and SNCF. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 11m
Fastest journey time:
5h 40m
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€118
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:19
Last service departs at:
20:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grenoble to Caen train and subway schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Grenoble to Caen is to bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Caen is to train and fly which costs €130 - €360 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Caen. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Caen via Rouen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Caen. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Caen via Gare de Lyon and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Caen is 639 km. The road distance is 799.5 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Caen without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs €110 - €180.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Grenoble to Caen, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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Grenoble to Caen train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Caen is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs €110 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Caen.
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  • Distance: 639.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Caen via Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Saint-Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Caen via Rouen in around 12h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €39
1st Class
€29 - €34
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 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €95
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Massy-TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€150 - €270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Paris - Orly Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Rouen
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rouen to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Caen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Caen is 799 km. It takes approximately 7h 20m to drive from Grenoble to Caen.

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Volotea and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Caen Airport.

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