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

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Train via Brussels  •  3h 14m

  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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

47€ - 371€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Antwerp 080

12€ - 15€

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Anvers-Central Ter

31€ - 71€

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Calais to Antwerp 205.7 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Antwerp is to bus which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Antwerp is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Calais and Antwerp is 180 km. The road distance is 205.7 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Antwerp without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 3h 14m and costs 45€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Calais to Antwerp, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Antwerp is to train via Brussels which takes 3h 14m and costs 45€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 3h 40m.

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  • Distance: 180.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Antwerp via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Antwerp 4 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 3h 40m.

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€
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 35€
Train from Lille Flandres to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Rail 1st Class
26€ - 40€
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€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Calais to Antwerp train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Antwerp is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Calais to Antwerp.

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