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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ter

€28 - €60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - La Défense Bus station to Caen BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€12 - €18

3 alternative options

Bus via Gallieni  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Pont de Levallois to Caen 722 / ...

€15 - €18

Rideshare  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Caen 234.7 km

€14

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Caen 227.3 km

€25 - €40

Paris to Caen by train

The train journey time between Paris and Caen is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 238 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 1m. Operated by SNCF, the Paris to Caen train service departs from Paris St Lazare and arrives in Caen. Typically 120 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 8m
Fastest train time:
2h 1m
Train distance:
238 km
Trains per week:
120
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:28
Last train departs at:
22:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Caen train schedules

Paris → Caen
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Caen is to rideshare, which costs €14 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Caen is to train which costs €28 - €60 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Caen. However, there are services departing from Montrosier and arriving at Caen via Paris - La Défense Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris St Lazare and arriving at Caen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Paris and Caen is 201 km. The road distance is 227.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Caen without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €28 - €60.

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The train from Paris St Lazare to Caen takes 2h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris - La Défense Bus station.

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Paris to Caen train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Paris St Lazare station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Caen is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €28 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €19 and takes 4h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Caen.
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  • Distance: 201 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

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

SNCF operates a train from Paris St Lazare to Caen hourly. Tickets cost €28 - €60 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris - La Défense Bus station to Caen 5 times a day. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 50m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

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 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 - La Défense Bus station to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris Pont de Levallois to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Caen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Caen is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Paris to Caen.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Caen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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