France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Caen, France, Transport
Always an important transport nexus, Caen today has convenient trains, buses, trams, rental cars & bicycles, and maps for how to get around the city.





The Gare de Caen SNCF is the transport hub of Caen, the destination for trains from Paris's Gare St-Lazare.

Ship & Ferry

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Intercity Bus

Right next to the gare is the Gare Routière (bus terminal), for regional and intercity buses, including to Honfleur.

Gare Routière (Bus Terminal), Caen, Normandy, France
La Gare Routière, Caen, Normandy, France

Local Bus

In front of both stations are stops for twisto city buses and for two tram lines: consult the system route maps, buy a ticket from one of the ticket machines at the stop using either euro coins or a credit or debit card with a chip, then take either Tram A or Tram B to the Saint-Pierre stop near the Château and the Office de Tourisme de Caen.

Bicycle Rental

A V'elo bicycle rental stand is also near the station, if you'd prefer to cycle; and taxis if that's your preference.

Car Hire/Rental

Car rental offices near the station include Avis, Budget, Hertz and There are advantages to renting/hiring your car through, a partner. More...


Throughout the city are numerous Indigo car parking lots. The entrance to the convenient one beneath the southeast side of the Château is difficult to find at first: you enter by the Saint-Pierre Church), but don't be surprised if you miss it on the first pass and have to backtrack to enter.

Parking on the street is difficult but not impossible. If you find a legal spot, buy a parking ticket at a nearby ticket box and place it in the car where it can easily be seen. More...

What to See & Do

Hotels in Caen

Caen Restaurants

About Caen

D-Day Beaches

Tourist Information

About Normandy

Train Travel in France


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Gare de Caen (Train Station), Caen, Normandy, France

Gare de Caen (Train Station).


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