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

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Train  •  5h 1m

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

101€ - 702€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...

21€ - 26€

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N814 / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

29€ - 351€

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam 366.3 km

45€ - 70€

Train, fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

108€ - 534€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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The distance between Calais and Amsterdam is 262 km. The road distance is 366.3 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs 100€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Calais to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Calais to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry station.

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Calais to Amsterdam train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Amsterdam is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs 100€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 262.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Calais, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Calais to Amsterdam via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk every 4 hours. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Train operators
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 Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
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 Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
55€ - 70€
Standard Premier
95€ - 120€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
Bus operators
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 Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Calais to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Amsterdam is 366 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Calais to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Calais to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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