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Easy to get to :

  • Caen is served by motorway (2h30 from Paris),
  • Express trains (1h45 from Paris-Saint Lazare train station),
  • Plane ; Carpiquet Airport (near Caen for flights via Lyon only))
  • Car ferries from Great-Britain (Ouistreham, 15 km North-East of Caen).

All the major airlines in the world serve the two international airports close to Paris : Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (22km North of Paris) and Orly Airport (16 km South of Paris). From there, you may use public transport (RER, Metro or shuttle buses) or taxis to reach Saint Lazare train station in Paris.

By car :

  • Coming from Paris, it takes about 2h30.
    • Take the A13 motorway, firstly towards Rouen and then Caen.
    • At Caen, the direction to follow is the “ Peripherique Nord “, direction Caen Centre, Ouistreham, Caen, CHU, CHR.
    • Then exit n°5 to “Cote de Nacre” direction “Courseulles-Douvres la Delivrande » Motorway toll : 14,40 €
  • Coming from Rennes / Cherbourg.
    • The direction to follow is the “Peripherique Nord”, direction “CHU-Car Ferry”.
    • Then exit n° 5 to “Cote de Nacre” direction “Courseulles-Douvres la Delivrande

By train (Coming from Paris) :

  • Go to the train station Saint Lazare.
  • At your arrival in Caen, take Tram A in direction “Campus 2” and get off at the "CITIS" stop.

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Taxis phone number in Caen : Abbeilles Taxis-Caen : 02 31 52 17 89