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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Caen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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  1. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

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  1. Take the bus from Paris to Caen

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  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Caen

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  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Caen

Paris to Caen by train

The train journey time between Paris and Caen is around 2h 54m and covers a distance of around 241 km. This includes an average layover time of around 50 min. Operated by Paris RER and SNCF, the Paris to Caen train service departs from Magenta and arrives in Caen. Typically 100 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

100 Weekly Trains
2h 54m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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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 drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Caen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Caen. However, there are services departing from Magenta and arriving at Caen via Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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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 54m and costs €29 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Paris to Caen, including transfers.

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris 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 54m and costs €29 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €17 and takes 3h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Caen.
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  • Distance: 201 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

SNCF operates a train from Paris St Lazare to Caen hourly. Tickets cost €29 - €60 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Caen once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Blablabus also services this route 5 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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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Book your Paris to Caen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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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