How to Reach Caen


  • By Car: Caen can be reached from Paris, Cherbourg, Rouen, Rennes, Tours and Le Mans by car through national highways.
  • By Trains: There are frequent trains from Paris Saint-Lazare station to Caen and Cherbourg, leaving at an interval of two hours.  Les Sables d'Olonne, La Rochelle and Bordeaux can also be accessed via train by interchanges at Le Mans and Nantes.
  • By Ferry: Ferries operate via Channel from Portsmouth (UK) to Ouistreham, which is 15 kilometres away from Caen. 


  • There is an extensive bus and tram network called as "twisto; which runs through Caen and provides easy access to all the major tourist attractions.