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There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Arnhem by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal

$83 - $178

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Arnhem N367

$37 - $57

4 alternative options

Train via Gare de Lille Flandres  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais Ville to Gare de Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem Ic
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda Ic
  4. Take the train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal

$68 - $109

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Calais to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Arnhem N367

$58 - $87

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Arnhem 232.9 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal

$134 - $394

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Arnhem is to train and bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Arnhem is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Arnhem. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Arnhem via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Arnhem. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Arnhem Centraal via Calais-Fréthun, Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between Calais and Arnhem is 303 km. The road distance is 372.6 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Arnhem without a car is to train which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 70€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Calais to Arnhem, including transfers.

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Calais to Arnhem bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Calais station.

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Calais to Arnhem train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Calais-Fréthun station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Arnhem.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Calais to Arnhem via Calais-Fréthun, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Breda in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Gare de Calais Ville to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Lille to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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Calais to Arnhem train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Arnhem Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Arnhem is 373 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Calais to Arnhem.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Calais to Arnhem train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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There are 649+ hotels available in Arnhem. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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