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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

€83 - €517

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Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville Ter

€57 - €97

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Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris Orly (ORY) BER - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

€95 - €253

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris CDG (CDG) BER - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

€140 - €347

Train  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

€125 - €688

Bus, train  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Lille N1325
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

€75 - €96

Drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais 931.6 km

€100 - €150

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Calais is around 11h 27m and covers a distance of around 1018 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 27m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Calais Ville. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 27m
Fastest train time:
11h 27m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€250
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:05
Last train departs at:
11:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calais is 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais is to train and bus and ferry which costs €55 - €100 and takes 15h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais is to fly and train which costs €140 - €350 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Calais Ville via Berlin Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Calais is 818 km. The road distance is 931.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais without a car is to train which takes 11h 44m and costs €120 - €700.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais is 932 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais.

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  • Distance: 817.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Calais via Berlin Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Lille Europe in around 11h 44m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Train operators
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €38
1st Class
€28 - €33
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €70
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Lille
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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