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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 17m to travel from Caen to Paris St-Lazare by train, over a distance of around 123 miles (198 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Caen to Paris St-Lazare and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 2m
PriceFrom €15
Distance123 miles (198 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train04:58
Last train20:26
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationParis St-Lazare
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Caen to Paris St-Lazare train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Paris St-Lazare for Thursday 11th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:58 Caen07:41 Paris St-LazareTER 3350 SNCF Get tickets2h 43m, direct
06:12 Caen08:55 Paris St-LazareTER 3354 SNCF Get tickets2h 43m, direct
07:09 Caen09:42 Paris St-LazareTER 3300 SNCF Get tickets2h 33m, direct
07:14 Caen10:12 Paris St-LazareTER 52094 SNCF Get tickets2h 58m, 1 change
07:56 Caen10:44 Paris St-LazareTER 3328 SNCF Get tickets2h 48m, direct
08:29 Caen11:14 Paris St-LazareTER 3358 SNCF Get tickets2h 45m, direct

SNCF trains from Caen to Paris St-Lazare

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

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).

Cheap train tickets from Caen to Paris St-Lazare

The price of train tickets from Caen to Paris St-Lazare starts at €15 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 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 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.

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 17 minutes, with around 18 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 2 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Caen to Paris St-Lazare can start from as little as €15 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.

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 14 direct trains from Caen to Paris St-Lazare 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 Paris St-Lazare leave?

The first train from Caen to Paris St-Lazare leaves at 04:58. 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 20:26. 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. / 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 08/11/2022. 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 09/25/2022 for travel on 09/25/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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