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

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

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

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris West - La Défense to Caen Ouibus / ...

$8 - $22

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Caen 146.2 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Caen 146.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Caen is to bus which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Caen is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris West - La Défense and arriving at Caen. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris St Lazare and arriving at Caen. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Paris and Caen is 201 km. The road distance is 233.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Caen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Paris St Lazare to Caen takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris West - La Défense 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 2 h 10 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Caen.
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  • Distance: 125.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Paris to Caen hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Caen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

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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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 - $85
Bus operators
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 Paris West - La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Caen bus services, operated by Ouibus, 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 234 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Paris to Caen.

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

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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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