There are 9 ways to get from Bremen to Calais by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Brussels - Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$189 - $286

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Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Brussels, Brussels-North station N71
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$40 - $93

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Train via Köln Hbf  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$173 - $266

Bus, car ferry  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$104 - $147

Train, drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Calais

$101 - $152

Drive  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bremen to Calais 401.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Bremen to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRE - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$173 - $478

Fly Bremen to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRE - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$139 - $486

Train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$109 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Bremen to Calais is to bus which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen to Calais is to train and drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bremen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bremen and arriving at Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bremen to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Calais Ville via Essen Hbf, Brussels - Midi and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bremen and Calais is 531 km. The road distance is 641.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Calais without a car is to train which takes 9 h 32 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to get from Bremen to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Bremen to Calais train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bremen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Calais is to train which takes 9 h 32 min and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

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  • Distance: 331.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bremen, Germany and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Bremen to Calais via Essen Hbf, Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, and Lille Flandres in around 9 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bremen to Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bremen to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bremen to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $40
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 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
$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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
hvv.de
Second Class
$22 - $40
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bremen to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$57
High
$64
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arriva.nl
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Dover
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Calais is 642 km. It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to drive from Bremen to Calais.

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KLM offers flights from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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

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There are 250+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Bremen Airport is to line 6 tram which takes 10 min and costs .

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