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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Calais by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$113 - $207

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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 Gare de Lille Flandres  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville

$93 - $135

Train, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$40 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais 228 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$123 - $377

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$119 - $395

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$114 - $316

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$120 - $302

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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 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 42 min and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 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 42 min and costs 95€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Calais.
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  • Distance: 163.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Calais via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Gare de Calais-Fréthun, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $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
$27 - $45
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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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 Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Calais-Fréthun 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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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Calais bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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