How to get to Caen ?

Arrival Information

As the Congress is approaching, we would like to provide you with the following practical information how to reach Caen in Normandy:


From Charles de Gaulle airport by public transportation to Saint Lazare station where you can take “trains to Normandy”:

1-    By train from the airport to Saint Lazare station

You should take train “RER B” from the train station at the airport to reach « Châtelet-Les Halles » Ticket about 10 euros and duration: 45 min

Using the same ticket, from « Châtelet », you take metro 14 (direction: Saint Lazare) till reaching Saint Lazare station (5 min).

2-    By bus from the airport to Saint Lazare station

From airport « Charles de Gaulle terminal 1 », take « Roissy bus » directly to reach « Opera » (Ticket about 13-14 euros and duration 67min). Then walk from « Opera » to « Saint Lazare station » (9 min).  For more info Page ligne Roissybus | RATP

3-    By uber or taxi to Saint Lazare station 

Fare: about 39-60 euros (duration 51min).


In Saint Lazare stations, there are trains that go directly to Caen (you can book them in advance using this link or on the spot (from Paris Saint-Lazare to Gare Caen). Tickets about 20-30 euros and the journey takes 2 to 2.5 hrs).



4      Another possibility is a direct bus from the airport to Caen (Flix bus)

In the airport we have 3 terminals, to go from terminal to another, you have to take the airport free shuttle (CDGVAL).

Flix bus is available in terminal 3 bus station of the airport, it goes directly to Caen. This bus is not very frequent so it is better to have a look and book it in advance. For more information about bus hours, visit this link FlixBus: (15-20 euros).


5-    For those who come from Lyon, Marseille, Nice et Bordeaux, you have the possibility to book a direct flight to Caen airport (Carpiquet). Duration 2 hrs.


When you arrive to “Gare de Caen”, you can take Tramway 1 (direction: Hérouville St. Clair) and stop at « Copernic » to take Tramway 2 (direction: campus 2) and stop at CHU.  Walk for 6 min to arrive at venue Centre François Baclesse - 3 Avenue du Général Harris, 14000 Caen.

For travelling within Caen by taxi (Taxi Abeilles): +33 (2) 67 22 47 25


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