If you want to know more about the journey from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen by train is 3 hours 6 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours. You'll usually find 20 trains per day traveling the 202 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Caen. You can travel to Caen with SNCF – the main train operator in France – who offer comfortable, quick journeys on either a TER or Intercités service.
Book train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $17.05. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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It takes an average of 3h 6m to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen by train, over a distance of around 125 miles (202 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen and tickets for this journey start from $17.05 when you book in advance.
Paris Gare de Lyon
202 miles (125 km)
20 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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).
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen by booking early.§
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.
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!
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The average journey time by train between Paris Gare de Lyon and Caen is 3 hours and 6 minutes, with around 20 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen is 2 hours and 0 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen can start from as little as $17.05 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen leaves at 06:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen leaves at 21:12. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Caen cover a distance of around 125 miles (202 km) during the journey.