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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Caen by plane, train, bus or car

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 Paris Orly, train  •  8h 8m

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

$92 - $307

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Bus  •  17h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Rennes
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Caen 1722 / ...

$85 - $125

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Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 14m

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

$96 - $304

Fly to Caen  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Caen (CFR) MAD - CFR

$174 - $955

Fly to Rennes, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rennes (RNS) MAD - RNS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Caen

$121 - $522

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 25m

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

$122 - $335

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  10h 3m

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

$95 - $471

Train  •  13h 44m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$315 - $392

Bus, train  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Avenida America to Angers
  2. Take the train from Angers St Laud to Le Mans Tgv
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Caen Ic

$200 - $291

Drive  •  12h 13m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Caen 806.5 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Caen is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which costs 150€ - 850€ and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Caen. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Caen via Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Caen is 1010 km. The road distance is 1290.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Caen without a car is to train which takes 13h 44m and costs 270€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Madrid to Caen, including transfers.

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Madrid to Caen bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs 150€ - 850€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 350€ and takes 13h 44m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Caen.
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  • Distance: 631.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Caen, France?

Iberia, Chalair Aviation and six other airlines fly from Madrid to Caen every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Caen via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Saint-Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 13h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Biarritz, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Biarritz, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lisbon, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Train operators
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.

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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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 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
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 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
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Angers St Laud to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Angers St Laud to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid-Avenida America to Angers
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Caen is 1290 km. It takes approximately 12h 13m to drive from Madrid to Caen.

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Transavia France, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 644+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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