There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Caen by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic

$158 - $189

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris, Paris 099
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Caen 722 / ...

$52 - $86

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Caen Ouibus

$68 - $96

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Caen 551.4 miles

$110 - $180

Fly Zurich to Caen  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Caen (CFR) ZRH - CFR

$175 - $1,122

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$112 - $351

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$146 - $444

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen

$131 - $406

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Caen  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Caen (CFR) LYS - CFR

$205 - $765

Fly Zurich to Rouen, train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rouen (URO) ZRH - URO
  2. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Caen

$135 - $679

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Caen is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Caen is to train and fly which costs SFr 140 - SFr 430 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Caen. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Caen via Gallieni, Pont Neuf - Quai Du Louvre and Paris City Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Caen is 689 km. The road distance is 882.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Caen without a car is to train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Zürich to Caen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Caen is to train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 1100 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Caen Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 430.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Caen, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Caen via Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Saint-Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 7 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Caen via Paris, Gallieni, Rivoli - Pont Neuf, Pont Neuf - Quai Du Louvre, Gare De Bercy - Popb, and Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rouen via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $33
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Rouen-Rive-Droite to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 City Centre - Bercy to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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