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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Caen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Caen  •  7h 56m

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

107€ - 441€

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Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Rennes N1158
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Caen 712

63€ - 77€

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Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8h 10m

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

78€ - 255€

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 21m

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

81€ - 312€

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 35m

  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

80€ - 356€

Fly to Rennes, train  •  9h 10m

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

110€ - 258€

Train  •  13h 25m

  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 Ter

180€ - 298€

Bus via Paris  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni 210
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Caen 6036

73€ - 163€

Drive  •  12h 11m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Caen 1290.3 km

140€ - 220€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Caen is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which costs 100€ - 450€ and takes 7h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Caen. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Caen via Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Caen. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Caen via Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 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 25m and costs 180€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 7h 56m to get from Madrid to Caen, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Caen train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which takes 7h 56m and costs 100€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 300€ and takes 13h 25m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 21h.

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  • Distance: 1009.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 56m

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

Air France, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Caen twice daily. 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 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 2700€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 1400€
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 1600€
Flights from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
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 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Le Mans to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Pontchaillou to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
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 Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Madrid, Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Est Sur to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Caen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Caen is 1290 km. It takes approximately 12h 11m to drive from Madrid to Caen.

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Iberia and Air France offer flights from Madrid Airport to Caen Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Caen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 938+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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