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Caen to Paris by train

Ah, Caen, so picturesque, so charming, so romantic, what could make a French getaway any better? How about adding a train journey to Paris? Yes, once you’ve wandered through the abbeys, marvelled at the castles and taken in more history than you can shake a stick at, complete your trip with a day or two in the capital.

Just two hours away by direct train, you’ll be whisked to Paris St-Lazare station by SNCF train, with multiple travel classes for you to choose from, depending on your budget and how you like to travel. Once you arrive into Paris St Lazare, you’ll be ideally situated in the heart of the city to explore all that Paris has to offer. Ready to enjoy some je ne sais quoi?

Keen to learn more? Keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Caen to Paris St Lazare station, as well as train times and ticket prices.

Caen to Paris St-Lazare by train

It takes an average of 2h 22m to travel from Caen to Paris St-Lazare by train, over a distance of around 123 miles (198 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Caen to Paris St-Lazare and tickets for this journey start from €10.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 05m
Price€10.50 - €193.30
Distance123 miles (198 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationParis St-Lazare
ChangesDirect trains available
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Caen to Paris St-Lazare train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Paris St-Lazare for Sunday 12th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:15 Caen11:25 Paris St-LazareTER 3352 SNCF Get tickets3h 10m, 1 change
10:56 Caen14:15 Paris St-LazareTER 3306 SNCF Get tickets3h 19m, 1 change
14:51 Caen17:29 Paris St-LazareTER 3308 SNCF Get tickets2h 38m, direct
15:49 Caen18:05 Paris St-LazareTER 3310 SNCF Get tickets2h 16m, direct
16:27 Caen19:14 Paris St-LazareTER 3340 SNCF Get tickets2h 47m, direct
17:57 Caen20:44 Paris St-LazareTER 3312 SNCF Get tickets2h 47m, direct
18:06 Caen21:00 Paris St-LazareTER 52036 SNCF Get tickets2h 54m, 1 change
18:53 Caen21:13 Paris St-LazareTER 3342 SNCF Get tickets2h 20m, direct
20:06 Caen23:29 Paris St-LazareTER 52042 SNCF Get tickets3h 23m, 1 change
04:26 Caen06:53 Paris St-LazareTER 3350 SNCF Get tickets2h 27m, direct

SNCF and Intercités trains from Caen to Paris St-Lazare

You can travel from Caen to Paris St-Lazare on SNCF and Intercités 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Caen to Paris St-Lazare

Train tickets from Caen to Paris St-Lazare start at €10.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €34.67.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price27.15
on the day
avg. single price34.67

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 Paris St-Lazare 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Caen to Paris St-Lazare? 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 Paris St-Lazare take?

The average journey time by train between Caen and Paris St-Lazare is 2 hours and 22 minutes, with around 19 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 Paris St-Lazare by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare cost?

Train tickets from Caen to Paris St-Lazare can start from as little as €10.50 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 Paris St-Lazare?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Caen to Paris St-Lazare without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Caen to Paris St-Lazare. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare leave?

The first train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 07:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare leave?

The last train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 21:56. 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 Paris St-Lazare by train?

Trains travelling from Caen to Paris St-Lazare cover a distance of around 123 miles (198 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris St-Lazare to Caen. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Caen to Paris St-Lazare.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Caen to Paris St-Lazare for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 11/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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