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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Calais by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

123€ - 378€

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Train, bus  •  9h 13m

  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 Ter

38€ - 77€

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Train via Lille  •  5h 9m

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

108€ - 373€

Bus, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

40€ - 59€

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais 365.1 km

45€ - 70€

Fly, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

115€ - 623€

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calais is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Calais is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Calais is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to bus and train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 47m.

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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 Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Calais is 262 km. The road distance is 365.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4h 25m and costs 120€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Amsterdam to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Calais is 365 km. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Amsterdam to Calais.

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  • Distance: 262.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Calais via Lille Europe in around 4h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
95€ - 120€
Standard Premier
140€ - 180€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 38€
1st Class
28€ - 33€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 35€
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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