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Duration 13h 28m
Distance 725 km
Average price 280€
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Calais takes 13h 28m and the fastest train takes 12h 50m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Basel to Calais. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Lille

  1. Mulhouse Ville
  2. Lille Flandres
  3. Calais
8h 1m
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129€ - 212€

Basel to Calais train times

Trains run six times a week between Basel and Calais. The service departs Basel at 21:38 at night, which arrives into Calais at 10:28. All services require a transfer, and take on average 13h 28m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bâle Saint-Jean and arriving at Calais-Ville. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 11h 40m.

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The distance between Basel and Calais is 561 km. The road distance is 725 km.

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Basel to Calais train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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Basel to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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What companies run services between Basel and Calais?

You can take a train from Basel to Calais via Mulhouse Ville, Lille Europe, and Lille Flandres in around 8h 1m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
230€ - 410€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bâle Saint-Jean to Calais-Ville
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
230€ - 410€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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