There are 7 ways to get from Amsterdam to Calais by train, bus, night bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Bruxelles-Midi  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi Tha
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv / ...

$118 - $187

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Calais Ouibus

$16 - $22

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Tha
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Lille Flandres Ic
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$86 - $124

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Lille N803 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$62 - $101

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais 228 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$118 - $372

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun

$123 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to bus which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 6 h.

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

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The distance between Amsterdam and Calais is 262 km. The road distance is 365 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Amsterdam to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Calais. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Calais via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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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 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Calais via Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Calais via Lille in around 6 h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ns.nl
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Premier
$76 - $82
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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