There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp 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 via Bruxelles-Midi  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Tha
  2. Est / ...
  3. Tgv / ...

$70 - $126

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Ic

$38 - $54

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Ouibus

$45 - $67

Drive  •  2 h

  1. 127.4 miles

$27 - $40

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

You can take a train from Antwerp to Calais via Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Antwerp to Calais via Lille in around 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$65 - $68
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
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Antwerp to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Antwerp and Calais is 180 km. The road distance is 204 km.

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Calais is to bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Calais. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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 50 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Antwerp to Calais, including transfers.