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

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$68 - $97

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Train, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Calais 1753

$17 - $28

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Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$76 - $111

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$47 - $77

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Calais 127.4 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Calais is to train and bus which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 27 min.

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

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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 Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Calais. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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 3 h 22 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min 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 Thalys, depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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

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Antwerp to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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

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  • Distance: 112.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Antwerp to Calais via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 3 h 22 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
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 Ghent to Calais
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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