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Caen to Rouen by train

It takes an average of 2h 33m to travel from Caen to Rouen by train, over a distance of around 68 miles (109 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Caen to Rouen and tickets for this journey start from $8.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 33m
PriceFrom $8.65
Distance68 miles (109 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train05:05
Last train18:20
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationRouen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus

Caen to Rouen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Rouen for martedì ago 3º 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:06 08:39 1h 33m, direct
07:18 11:02 3h 44m, 1 change
07:56 11:46 3h 50m, 1 change
08:58 12:46 3h 48m, 1 change
11:06 12:52 1h 46m, direct
11:46 15:46 4h 0m, 1 change
12:56 16:46 3h 50m, 1 change
15:06 16:52 1h 46m, direct
16:06 17:39 1h 33m, direct
17:06 18:39 1h 33m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Caen to Rouen

You can travel from Caen to Rouen 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 Caen to Rouen

The price of train tickets from Caen to Rouen starts at $8.65 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 Caen to Rouen 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 Caen to Rouen

Want to know more about your journey from Caen to Rouen? 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 Caen to Rouen take?

The average journey time by train between Caen and Rouen is 2 hours and 33 minutes, with around 14 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 Caen and Rouen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Caen to Rouen is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Caen to Rouen cost?

Train tickets from Caen to Rouen can start from as little as $8.65 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 Caen to Rouen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Caen to Rouen without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Caen to Rouen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Caen to Rouen leaves at 05:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Caen to Rouen leaves at 18:20. 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 Caen and Rouen by train?

Trains travelling from Caen to Rouen cover a distance of around 68 miles (109 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rouen to Caen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Caen to Rouen for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. 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 07/24/2021 for travel on 07/24/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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