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Cherbourg to Caen by train

It takes an average of 1h 26m to travel from Cherbourg to Caen by train, over a distance of around 65 miles (105 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Cherbourg to Caen and tickets for this journey start from €7 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 12m
Price€7 - €24
Distance65 miles (105 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationCherbourg
Arrival stationCaen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Cherbourg to Caen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cherbourg to Caen for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:53 07:05 1h 12m, direct
08:02 09:16 1h 14m, direct
10:02 11:16 1h 14m, direct
00:02 01:16 1h 14m, direct
02:02 03:16 1h 14m, direct
04:02 05:16 1h 14m, direct
05:02 06:16 1h 14m, direct
06:06 07:19 1h 13m, direct
08:26 10:20 1h 54m, direct
08:29 11:12 2h 43m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Cherbourg to Caen

You can travel from Cherbourg to Caen on TER and 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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Cherbourg to Caen

The price of train tickets from Cherbourg to Caen starts at €7 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.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price19.02
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price19.06
on the day
avg. single price19.99

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 Cherbourg to Caen 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 Cherbourg to Caen? 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 Cherbourg to Caen take?

The average journey time by train between Cherbourg and Caen is 1 hour and 26 minutes, with around 12 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 Cherbourg and Caen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cherbourg to Caen is 1 hour and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Cherbourg to Caen cost?

Train ticket prices from Cherbourg to Caen can start from as little as €7 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 Cherbourg to Caen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cherbourg to Caen without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Cherbourg to Caen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cherbourg to Caen leave?

The first train from Cherbourg to Caen leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cherbourg to Caen leave?

The last train from Cherbourg to Caen leaves at 10:35. 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 Cherbourg and Caen by train?

Trains travelling from Cherbourg to Caen cover a distance of around 65 miles (105 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Caen to Cherbourg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cherbourg to Caen.
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 Cherbourg to Caen for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/03/2021. 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 22/02/2021 for travel on 11/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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