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There are 11 ways to get from Basel to Calais by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Strasbourg  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

$166 - $205

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$46 - $76

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$163 - $197

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry

$65 - $97

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Calais 453 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Mulhouse to Paris Orly, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$131 - $394

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$130 - $459

Fly Basel to Brussels, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$108 - $351

Fly Basel to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$109 - $355

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$178 - $455

Fly Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$144 - $325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Calais is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Calais is to fly and train which costs SFr 130 - SFr 400 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Calais. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Calais Ferry via Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Calais. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Calais Ville via Strasbourg and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Basel and Calais is 561 km. The road distance is 724.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Calais without a car is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Basel to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Calais train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Calais is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 100 and takes 11 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Calais.
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  • Distance: 350.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Basel to Calais via Strasbourg and Lille Europe in around 6 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Calais via Paris and Paris Gallieni in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
eurolines.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Calais is 725 km. It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to drive from Basel to Calais.

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Air France offers flights from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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

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There are 244+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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