There are 10 ways to get from London to Caen by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train 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  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Eurostar
  2. Ic

$117 - $302

Cheapest option

Train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  4 h 32 min

  1. SEN - CFR

$56 - $678

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 20 min

$62 - $150

Bus and ferry, bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. 712

$79 - $119

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 51 min

$63 - $133

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 57 min

$235 - $267

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. LHR - CDG

$126 - $349

Fly London City to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. LCY - ORY

$149 - $1,485

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. LGW - CDG

$95 - $267

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. LTN - CDG

$100 - $265

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

You can take a train from London to Caen via Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 5 h 18 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
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 Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
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
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 - $85
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
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $110
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Caen is 259 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Caen is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £55 - £90 and takes 10 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Caen is to train and fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £40 - £550.

No, there is no direct train from London to Caen. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Caen via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Caen. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Caen via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from London to Caen, including transfers.