There are multiple ways of getting around while visiting Caen , which include by foot, car, taxi, tram, bus, or train.

            The city center area of Caen is in large part constructed of pedestrian walkways and streets, which makes driving around the city not very ideal.  The best way to get around this area is by walking.

            Having a rental car while in Caen allows for much flexibility and freedom in exploring areas outside of the city.  Although a car is nice, it is not necessary, as the public transportation network in France is very good.  Out of country visitors should visit this Driving in France page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car.   There are numerous Car Rental Agencies in Caen .

            There are a few taxis that operate in the city and the surrounding areas.  Aside from when at the airport, it is recommended to call one of the companies ahead of time to arrange for a pickup. 

            The trams and buses of the local transportation network cover a large number of routes, and serve the public well.   The Newly Built Tram is a great addition to the system. 

            The Rail Europe website is a good place to research about buying various train tickets throughout the country as well as within Europe .  Caen has a train station that is served by most major lines.