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  •  8 h 5 min

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

$102 - $313

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Bus Ouibus  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Caen Ouibus

$52 - $77

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Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 10 min

  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  •  6 h 5 min

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

$174 - $955

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 17 min

  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

$123 - $340

Fly to Rennes, train  •  8 h 58 min

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

$121 - $527

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  10 h 21 min

  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

$96 - $472

Train  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye Hot
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$255 - $330

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  17 h 25 min

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

$86 - $127

Drive  •  12 h 13 min

  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 40€ - 70€ and takes 20 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which costs 140€ - 850€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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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 17 h 25 min.

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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 16 h 50 min and costs 210€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Madrid to Caen, including transfers.

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Madrid to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Madrid - South Station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Caen is to fly which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 140€ - 850€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 290€ and takes 16 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Madrid to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, 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: 8 h 5 min

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

Iberia, Chalair Aviation and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Caen every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Caen via Madrid Chamartín, Madrid-Chamartin, Valladolid Campo Grande, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Saint-Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 16 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Caen via Sevilla, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Caen
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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There are 635+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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