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There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp to Calais by train, bus 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.

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Train Eurostar  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$59 - $134

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 802
  2. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais 1753

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$26 - $37

Train via Gare de Lille Flandres  •  4h 44m

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

$45 - $65

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Calais 127.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Calais is to bus which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Calais is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antwerp to Calais. However, there are services departing from Antwerp and arriving at Calais via Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Calais. However, there are services departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Antwerp and Calais is 180 km. The road distance is 203.8 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Calais without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 50€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Antwerp to Calais, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Calais train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Calais is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 50€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Calais.
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  • Distance: 112.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Calais via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Gare de Calais-Fréthun, and Calais-Fréthun in around 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Antwerp to Calais via Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein in around 4h 40m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
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 Antwerp to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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 Antwerp to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Antwerp to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais station.

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Antwerp to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Calais-Fréthun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Calais is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Antwerp to Calais.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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