Since I don't speak French and need to get from Charles DeGaulle Airport to Caen by train, could someone help me? Thank you

Someone told me to go to St Lazare and get the train to Caen from there. How do I get from the airport to this train station and then what train to get on to Caen?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 06, 2013 21:17
    Hi Doris,

    While the Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport does have a rail station, there are no trains from there to that region of France. First, you would have to go into the city of Paris, where you would catch a train up to Caeb. To travel between the airport and the city of Paris, you would take one of the local RER trains that run along Line B. These trains operate every 7-15 minutes, and the trip takes about 40-45 minutes in duration. You would take Line B of the RER to the Nord station, where you would connect to Line E of the RER over to the St. Lazare station, where the connections to Caen will depart from. Tickets for the RER would be purchased locally.

    You can purchase tickets for a connection from Paris to Caen by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. Trains in France can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    On some dates this Summer, there is scheduled maintenance on the rail lines between Paris and Caen. If no trains display when you do your search for trains from Paris to Caen, then it is likely that there is track maintenance, and you would have to change trains once in Le Mans along the way. In this case, you do one search for trains from Paris to Le Mans and then another search for connecting trains from Le Mans to Caen. Please note; however, that trains from Paris to Le Mans depart from the Montparnasse station in Paris, not the St. Lazare station.

    To get from the Charles De Gaulle Airport to the Montparnasse station, you would take Line B of the local RER train out of the airport to the Chatelet les Halles station in the city of Paris. At the Chatelet les Halles station, you would switch to M4 of the Paris Metro, which you would take to the Montparnasse station. Tickets for the RER and the Metro would be purchased locally upon arrival. The connection from the airport to the Montparnasse station would take about 55 minutes in duration.

    If you wish, you can call us at 1-800-622-8600 to verify if there will be track maintenance on the day you need to make your trip.
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  • Jeff,
    Train stations look simple on paper, however, when you are wandering around looking for specific trains it can be very confusing to a person that has not ridden them before. I have figured out how to get to St-Lazare, however, I am not sure how to find the right train to Caen. Do the train tracks have the destinations listed?
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