There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Calais by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$111 - $148

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$24 - $40

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Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$119 - $162

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais 228 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Calais. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Calais. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Calais is 262 km. The road distance is 364.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Amsterdam to Calais, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Calais train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 163.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Calais via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 7 h 30 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Amsterdam to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Calais is 365 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Amsterdam to Calais.

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