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Recommended option

Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tgv / ...

$39 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$3

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Tgv / ...

$50 - $88

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. N769 / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

What companies run services between Calais, France and Belgium?

You can take a train from Calais to Brussels via Calais-Fréthun and Lille Europe in around 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Brussels via Lille, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Gare Du Midi in around 3 h 22 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $21
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$24 - $40
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $29
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
$28 - $45
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$13 - $55
Premier
$35 - $65
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$28 - $33
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Belgium is 201 km. The road distance is 196 km.

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Belgium is to bus which costs 3€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Calais to Belgium is to drive which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 22€ - 35€.

No, there is no direct train from Calais to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Calais-Fréthun and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Calais to Belgium, including transfers.