If you want to travel from Caen to Paris by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Caen to Paris by train to take around 2 hours 24 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 59 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 20 trains per day running on this route, which spans 124 miles (200 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Paris. SNCF is the main train company operating on this route, as they are the national rail operator in France. You're likely to be hopping onto either a regional TER or Intercités service, both of which have plenty of space for luggage and modern comfortable seating.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Caen to Paris start from €10.00 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
It takes an average of 2h 24m to travel from Caen to Paris by train, over a distance of around 124 miles (200 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Caen to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
200 miles (124 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 Caen to Paris 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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Caen and Paris is 2 hours and 24 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 Caen to Paris is 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Caen to Paris can start from as little as €10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Caen to Paris without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Caen to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Caen to Paris leaves at 04:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Caen to Paris leaves at 20:30. 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 Caen to Paris cover a distance of around 124 miles (200 km) during the journey.