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

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Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$53 - $123

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Train via Lille Flandres  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...

$51 - $89

Train via Gare de Lille Flandres  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais Ville to Gare de Lille Flandres Calais Ville - Lille Flandres / ...
  2. Take the train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

$42 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Brussels 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Brussels is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Brussels 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 Calais and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. 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 Calais to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar via Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Calais and Brussels is 175 km. The road distance is 196.2 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Calais to Brussels, including transfers.

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Calais to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Calais station.

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Brussels is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from Calais to Brussels 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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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
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$66 - $68
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 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
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Tournai / Doornik to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
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 Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Calais to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Calais to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Brussels is 196 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Calais to Brussels.

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