There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Calais by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Ter

42€ - 361€

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Brussels - Zaventem Airport > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Camphin en Pévèle - Belgique > Camphin en Pévèle - France > Lille / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry 1920 / ...

16€ - 21€

2 alternative options

Bus via Brussels, Brussels-North station  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Calais Ville 6001

24€ - 43€

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais 195.1 km

24€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Calais is to bus which costs 16€ - 22€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Calais is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Calais. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Brussels and Calais is 175 km. The road distance is 195.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Calais without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 40€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Brussels to Calais, including transfers.

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Brussels to Calais bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Calais is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 40€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 22€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Calais.
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  • Distance: 175.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Calais via Lille Europe in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Calais via Lille in around 4h 10m.

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 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
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 Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels South to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lille, Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Brussels to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Calais is 195 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Brussels to Calais.

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