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The public transportation around France is generally good, and being a larger city, Caen is well served by the network.
Within the city of Caen , buses and trams are the way to get around. Although, if planning on exploring the city center area, most everything is accessible by foot and no transportation is needed. The building of the City Tram was finished 2002, and is now the pride of a city’s public transportation network. It is timely, convenient and efficient, and the general public likes the new addition.
Taxis are available in the city, but should be called ahead of time if requiring a ride from anywhere outside of the airport or train station. Most hotels, restaurants, and bars will be happy to call for their customers and arrange for a ride. Fares are determined by meters, which are government regulated, and standard for all cabs. Because many drivers do not speak English, it is a good idea to bring along a map.
There are many train companies that stop at the Caen train station, and connect major areas around the country, as well as throughout Europe . The Rail Europe website is a good place to research about buying various types of train tickets. This site also has route maps, timetables, and fare guides.