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Traveling from Avranches to Caen by train

Looking to travel from Avranches to Caen by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 20 minutes to travel from Avranches to Caen by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 15 minutes though. You'll usually find 2 trains per day running along the 92 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Caen. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Caen on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Avranches to Caen start from $7.75 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Caen by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Avranches to Caen by train

It takes an average of 2h 20m to travel from Avranches to Caen by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Avranches to Caen and tickets for this journey start from $7.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 15m
PriceFrom $7.75
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train12:31
Last train19:05
Departure stationAvranches
Arrival stationCaen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Avranches to Caen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Avranches to Caen for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:31 13:46 2h 15m, direct
18:05 20:33 2h 28m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Avranches to Caen

You can travel from Avranches to Caen on TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Avranches to Caen

The price of train tickets from Avranches to Caen starts at $7.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Avranches to Caen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Avranches to Caen

Want to know more about your journey from Avranches to Caen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Avranches to Caen take?

The average journey time by train between Avranches and Caen is 2 hours and 20 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Avranches and Caen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Avranches to Caen is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Avranches to Caen cost?

Train tickets from Avranches to Caen can start from as little as $7.75 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Avranches to Caen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Avranches to Caen without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Avranches to Caen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Avranches to Caen leave?

The first train from Avranches to Caen leaves at 12:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Avranches to Caen leave?

The last train from Avranches to Caen leaves at 19:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Avranches and Caen by train?

Trains travelling from Avranches to Caen cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Caen to Avranches.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Avranches to Caen for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/30/2022 for travel on 11/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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