Calvados by car, train, bus, plane, boat, bike...

Whatever your mode of transportation, all roads lead to the apple orchards.


By road:

  • A13 : Paris/Caen : 240 miles
  • A84 (free motorway) : Rennes/Caen : 185 miles
  • A28-A88 : Le Mans/Caen : 170 miles
  • N13 : Cherbourg/Caen : 120 miles

By train

  • SNCF railway stations with counters in Caen, Bayeux, Vire, Lisieux, Mézidon-Canon, Trouville-Deauville, Pont-L’Évêque, Dives-Cabourg
  • Paris-Caen line: 20 trains daily, travelling time from 1 hour 50 mins
  • Le Mans-Caen line: 10 trains daily, travelling time from 1 hour 50 mins

Freephone (France) information service tel: 0 800 801 801 (Monday to Saturday: 6am – 9pm, Sunday and public holidays: 8am – 12.30pm).

By plane

Ouibus and Flixbus provide coach services to and from Calvados, each company with 5 listed stops.

By bus

Caen-Carpiquet airport: direct flights from Lyon, Nantes, Brest, Toulouse, Marseille, London and Nice in the summer; Bastia, Figari and Ajaccio from April to November.

By boat

Caen—Ouistreham port: regular Caen-Portsmouth ferry link
Marinas in Caen, Ouistreham, Grandcamp-Maisy and wet dock in Dives-Cabourg-Houlgate.


By bike

Major cycling routes

• From Germany, the Netherlands or Belgium (and even Ukraine!), Eurovélo 4 runs parallel with the French coast before heading for the seafront
• From La Rochelle, the VéloFrancette route takes you along the banks of the Orne, from south to north, via Condé-en-Normandie, Clécy, Thury-Harcourt and Caen, to finish its course in Ouistreham
• From the Mont Saint-Michel, the D-Day Landing Beaches to Mont Saint-Michel route takes you along our fine coast

Several other cycle routes also bring visitors to Calvados.

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