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Duration 11h 16m
Distance 724.2 km
Average price SFr 180
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Calais and Basel takes 11h 16m and the fastest train takes 6h 36m. The train service runs several times per day from Calais to Basel. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Calais Ville
  2. Lille Europe
  3. Strasbourg
  4. Basel
7h 19m
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SFr 134 - SFr 218

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Basel. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Basel Sbb via Lille Europe and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Calais and Basel is 561 km. The road distance is 724.2 km.

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Calais to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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

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There are 366+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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