Gare de Caen Train Station

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    The train station Caen, formerly known as the Gare de l’Ouest or gare de l’Etat, is a French railway station on the line: Mantes-la-Jolie <=> Cherbourg, located near downtown Caen in the department: Calvados in the region: Normandie. Its latitude and longitude geographic coordinates are 49° 10′ 36″ North, 0° 20′ 52″ East.

    It is served by the Intercites Normandie and TER Normandie and is on the train line Mantes-la-Jolie <=> Cherbourg, Caen <=> Cerisy-Belle-Etoile (abandoned), Caen <=> Vire (abandoned) and Caen <=> Dozule – Putot (abandoned) with 7 (plus sidings) tracks and 4 (including 3 central) platforms.

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    Train and Bus travel offer you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. The bus is an excellent cheaper alternative especially for youth and student travel.

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    Mondays to Thursdays: 6h30 - 19h30
    Fridays: 6h30 - 20h30
    Saturdays: 7h00 - 19h30
    Sundays and Holidays: 9h30 > 20h15

    • Automatic rail ticket distributors available at this station.
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    Regional Trains - Intercite, TER:

    TER Normandie

    Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:

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    • Express: OUISTREHAM Gare maritime - CAEN Gare Routiere (Shuttle: Ferry <> Train/Bus Station)
    • Express A: CAEN Campus 2 - CAEN Gare SNCF-rue d'Auge
    • Express B: CAEN Gare SNCF-rue d'Auge - CAEN Grace de Dieu
    • Lianes 1: MONDEVILLE Centre Commercial - CAEN Chemin Vert
    • Lianes 2: CAEN Memorial - CAEN Venoix
    • Lianes 3: HEROUVILLE St-Clair - CARPIQUET Aeroport
    • Lianes 4: HEROUVILLE Centre Commercial - FLEURY Normandika
    • Line 5: BLAINVILLE Parc - MONDEVILLE Charlotte Corday
    • Line 11: CUVERVILLE Mairie - BRETTEVILLE L'Enclos
    • Line Bus Verts 6: Caen Gare Routiere - LE FRESNE CAMILLY Le Bout Renard
    • Line Bus Verts 8: Caen Gare Routiere - THUE ET MUE Cheux Bourg
    • Line 26: CAEN Gare Routiere - SALINE Rue du Stade
    • Line 61: LION Haut Lion - CAEN Gare Routiere

    Inter-city Coach
    Bus Verts, website

    1: Caen - Ouistreham - Luc sur mer
    3: Caen - Luc sur mer-Courseulles-Ver sur mer
    10: Caen - Evrecy Sainte Honorine Aunay
    11: Caen - Vieux-Amaye-Hamars
    12: Caen - May sur Orne-Rocquancourt-Mutrecy
    15: Caen - Bourguebus-Fierville Bray
    16: Caen - Argences-Mery Corbon-Mezidon
    20: Caen - Deauville-Honfleur-Le Havre
    30: Caen - Brettevile l'orgueilleuse-Bayeux
    32: Caen - Villers Bocage-Aunay sur Odon-Vire
    34: Caen - Thury Harcourt-Conde sur Noireau-Flers
    35: Caen - Falaise
    36: Caen - Pont L'Eveque

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    Shuttles are a shared transfer option and are a cheap, fast and effective way of traveling to and from your accommodation in a city or country you may be unfamiliar with. The prices are per person. Shuttles endeavor to operate a door to door service, however, this is not always possible due to pedestrian areas, road closures etc. drivers will drop and collect you from the nearest accessible point.

    Shuttle transfers are available at many of the most popular holiday destinations including ski and summer resorts as well as campsites. Getting there can be expensive and often a long process so a shared shuttle transfer is a great value way of getting you to your accommodation so you can so you can start enjoying your stay as quickly as possible.

    Instructions on how to find your transfer transport when you arrive will be printed on your booking voucher as well as full details of how to contact the supplier. Click here to book your Shuttle Transfer now.

    Pre-booking a shuttle transfer online gives you the security of firming up that “last mile” to your destination… what peace of mind. Minibus transfers are perfect for the larger family or small groups who want to travel together. This option can be more economical than booking multiple taxis. On arrival avoid queues and hassle, you’re whisked away in your waiting minibus. Other transfers we can arrange are by Coach for larger groups. Private and Limousine transfers. Wheelchair accessibility and Helicopter transport are also available.

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    Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:
    • There is parking for cars

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    Bicycles, Motorcycles: Rentals, parking:
    • There is parking for bikes with a bicycle rack


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    Services available:
    • Piano freely accessible
    • Newspapers, magazines
    • Restaurant
    • Photomaton automatic photo booth
    • Centre Commercial des Rl'Orne: Exit underground passage: Rives de l'Orne. Open 7/7
    Reduced Mobility:

    Accessibility: Reduced Mobility: Call 'Acces Plus' 48 hours in advance of travel to enquire and reserve: +33 (0)8 90 64 06 50 available from 6:00am - midnight. For assistance boarding your train, arrive at the platform at least 30 minutes before departure time. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are available if required.

    Luggage Storage :

    There is no baggage storage at this station
    Suggestion: Ask a shop or hotel nearby and offer them a few Euro

    Lost & Found:

    Declare your lost property. Give a precise description. An email will confirm your claim:

    1. Internet: Create or use your account and declare your claim This page is in French but is accessible from anywhere ... especially when you're visiting France and Europe.
    2. Telephone: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (open 7/7 from 8h00 to 20h00 to answer questions and register your claim) or in France 36 35 (0,40 € / minute) then #22
    3. At a train station: see the map at the bottom of this page for station details

    A national database registers all lost and found objects in real time. Search for your object will continue for one monnth. There's a charge of 5/10 Euros, depending on object's value, for restitution of an item.

    Another national lost and found service can be found here

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