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Train from CDG to Caen

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Train from CDG to Caen

Arriving in Paris next August 2018....CDG airport and need to get to Caen where we would like to rent a car...We will be in Normandy for 5 nights.

What is the best way to get there...I have read there is no direct route from the airport. Do we pre purchase train tickets or wait until we get to the airport?

We will reserve a car in Caen...any other suggestions are appreciated.

We will need to get to Paris on return trip from Caen after dropping off rental car.

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Ile-de-France, France
Charles De Gaulle Airport
Charles De Gaulle Airport
Roissy-en-France, France
Caen
Caen
Calvados, France
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11. Re: Train from CDG to Caen

Thank you..I will look into it...did you prebook your ticket?

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12. Re: Train from CDG to Caen

I did prebook and while there were only six passengers from CDG, the bus almost completely filled up in Paris. Pre booking was helpful because I could look at the booking info in the app in the 'my tickets' area and when I arrived at the airport, the platform number, bus number and final destination, Ouitreham, popped up as well. I was able to pull the ticket up on the app and the driver scanned it, no need to go to the ticket office.

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13. Re: Train from CDG to Caen

Thanks for the info...

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14. Re: Train from CDG to Caen

Thank you all who have replied to this! It is EXACTLY the same information I need. We are arriving CDG on October 11th, 2018 and traveling up to Caen that day. I am not able to book Ouibus yet - too soon. My question is - the website says it takes 4 hours to go 31 Kilometers to Caen. Is that Correct? It seems very slow to me.

Also, has anyone had experience hiring a driver? Since there are two of us, I thought it might not be too expensive.

Thanks.

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15. Re: Train from CDG to Caen

We hired Transfer1 to take us from CDG to Gare St. Lazare train station and got tickets to go to Caen. Train is direct and I think it’s about 2 1/2 hrs. Our trip is end of August

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