There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Calais by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 22m

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

109€ - 373€

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry 1920 / ...

20€ - 30€

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Train via Brussels  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Ter

105€ - 697€

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais 364.4 km

50€ - 75€

Fly, train  •  5h 39m

  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

128€ - 627€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to bus which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 34m.

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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, Calais Terminal Ferry via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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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 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Calais is 262 km. The road distance is 364.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs 100€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m 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 Eurostar, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Calais is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs 100€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 7h 25m.

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  • Distance: 262.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Calais via Lille in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
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 43m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
95€ - 120€
Standard Premier
140€ - 180€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
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 Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Bus operators
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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry 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 364 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m 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 train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 323+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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