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

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Bus, train  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 814
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Heerenveen Intercity

40€ - 82€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 814
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Drachten 075 / ...

27€ - 45€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Calais to Drachten 299 miles

60€ - 95€

Train, fly, bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to Ebbsfleet International Station
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Groningen (GRQ) SEN - GRQ
  4. Take the bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost

108€ - 344€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Drachten is to bus which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Drachten is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Drachten. However, there are services departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Drachten via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Calais and Drachten is 377 km. The road distance is 478.4 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Drachten without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 23m and costs 40€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 9h 23m to get from Calais to Drachten, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Groningen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Drachten is 478 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Calais to Drachten.

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  • Distance: 235.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 23m

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

You can take a bus from Calais to Drachten via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Train operators
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Heerenveen
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to Ebbsfleet International Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
30€ - 60€
Premier
65€ - 70€
Greater Anglia
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Drachten
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
arriva.nl

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Groningen Airport.

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There are 390+ hotels available in Drachten. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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