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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Calais by train, bus or car

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Train Eurostar  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$53 - $122

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Train inOui TGV  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$47 - $60

Train via Gare de Lille Flandres  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville Calais Ville - Lille Flandres / ...

$42 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais 122.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Calais is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Calais is to train which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Calais. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Calais. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Calais Ville via Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Calais is 175 km. The road distance is 195.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Calais without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Brussels to Calais, including transfers.

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Brussels to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Calais is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 45€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Calais.
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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from Brussels to Calais 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Calais twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
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 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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Brussels to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais station.

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Brussels to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Calais-Fréthun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Calais is 195 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Brussels to Calais.

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