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

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Train  •  2h 9m

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

41€ - 362€

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Calais, CAFO to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815

12€ - 15€

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Calais Ville to Lille, Europe 6001
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...

42€ - 351€

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Calais to Brussels 196 km

22€ - 35€

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais, CAFO and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Calais and Brussels is 175 km. The road distance is 196 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs 40€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Calais to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs 40€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 3h.

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  • Distance: 175.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 9m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Brussels via Lille Europe in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais, CAFO to Brussels, Brussels-North station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 3h.

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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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€
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, CAFO to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Calais Ville to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR

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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 TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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

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