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There are 9 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 26 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

$156 - $187

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Bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris Pont de Levallois to Caen 1752 / ...

$66 - $98

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Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Caen 551.4 miles

$110 - $180

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$120 - $350

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 20 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

$136 - $438

Train to Geneva, fly to Caen  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Caen (CFR) GVA - CFR

$184 - $846

Fly Zurich to Caen  •  6 h 26 min

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

$153 - $821

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 16 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

$130 - $405

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Caen  •  8 h 41 min

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

$207 - $759

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Caen is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Caen is to fly which costs SFr 150 - SFr 850 and takes 6 h 26 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 General De Gaulle and Paris, Paris Pont de Levallois. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 46 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 26 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Zürich to Caen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Caen is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 13 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 850 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Caen.
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  • Distance: 430.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Caen via Paris, General De Gaulle, Pont De Levallois - Becon, and Paris, Paris Pont de Levallois in around 13 h 46 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Lyon to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Zurich to Caen via Munich, Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $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
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 - $80
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 - $150
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
$30 - $50
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 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Pont de Levallois to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Caen is 882 km. It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to drive from Zürich to Caen.

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Eurowings, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 641+ hotels available in Caen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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