There are 5 ways to get from Aachen to Calais by train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$79 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Calais

$15 - $24

3 alternative options

Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv / ...

$80 - $167

Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$94 - $132

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Calais 213.3 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Aachen to Calais via Bruxelles Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Calais via Aachen, Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Aachen, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Lille in around 6 h 6 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$72 - $74
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$69 - $72
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $51
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $49
SNCF
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
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Lille
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
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
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Aachen to Calais?

The distance between Aachen and Calais is 297 km. The road distance is 341 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Aachen to Calais?

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Calais is to bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Aachen to Calais?

The quickest way to get from Aachen to Calais is to drive which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

Is there a direct train between Aachen and Calais?

No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Calais Ville via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between Aachen and Calais?

No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Aachen, Bushof and arriving at Calais via Aachen, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

How long does it take to get from Aachen to Calais?

It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Aachen to Calais, including transfers.