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Caen to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 11h 37m to travel from Caen to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 427 miles (687 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Caen to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €44 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 44m
Price€44 - €277.60
Distance427 miles (687 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationZurich Hb
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB,

Caen to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Zurich Hb for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:56 Caen06:54 Zürich HBTER 3310 SNCF Get tickets14h 58m, 7 changes
15:56 Caen07:00 Zürich HBTER 3310 SNCF Get tickets15h 04m, 5 changes
16:46 Caen07:24 Zürich HBTER 3340 SNCF Get tickets14h 38m, 3 changes
17:06 Caen07:24 Zürich HBTER 52012 SNCF Get tickets14h 18m, 4 changes
21:56 Caen11:26 Zürich HBTER 3324 SNCF Get tickets13h 30m, 1 change
05:35 Caen16:00 Zürich HBTER 3330 SNCF Get tickets10h 25m, 2 changes
06:59 Caen15:24 Zürich HBTER 3300 SNCF Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
08:15 Caen16:24 Zürich HBTER 3352 SNCF Get tickets8h 09m, 3 changes
08:15 Caen16:26 Zürich HBTER 3352 SNCF Get tickets8h 11m, 1 change
09:59 Caen19:24 Zürich HBTER 3304 SNCF Get tickets9h 25m, 3 changes

TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Caen to Zurich Hb

You can travel from Caen to Zurich Hb on TGV, TER, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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 Zurich Hb

Train tickets from Caen to Zurich Hb start at €44 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 €208.60.
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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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb? 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 Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Caen and Zurich Hb is 11 hours and 37 minutes, with around 15 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 Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Caen to Zurich Hb is 7 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Caen to Zurich Hb cost?

Train tickets from Caen to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €44 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 Zurich Hb?

No, there are no direct train services from Caen to Zurich Hb. Travelling from Caen to Zurich Hb by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Caen to Zurich Hb leave?

The first train from Caen to Zurich Hb leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Caen to Zurich Hb leave?

The last train from Caen to Zurich Hb leaves at 20:19. 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 Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Caen to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 427 miles (687 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to Caen.
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 Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 13/06/2020 for travel on 23/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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