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

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$55 - $96

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Train via Moeskroen SNCB/Station  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$36 - $53

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 drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 57 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 Brussels - Midi and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 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 2 h 48 min and costs 45€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 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 TGV, depart from Brussels - Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Calais is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 45€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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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 SNCF, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Calais.
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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Calais via Gare de Lille Europe, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 2 h 48 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
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 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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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