There are 11 ways to get from Calais to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train 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  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$136 - $219

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Train, bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 328

$56 - $86

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$164 - $269

Bus and ferry, bus  •  10 h 37 min

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

$93 - $139

Drive, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$100 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main 372.9 miles

$80 - $120

Eurotunnel, train to London City, fly to Frankfurt  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$318 - $615

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

$153 - $390

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Frankfurt  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA

$124 - $389

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$147 - $497

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Frankfurt  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

$174 - $419

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Frankfurt via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Lille Europe Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Calais and Frankfurt am Main is 491 km. The road distance is 596.6 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Calais to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Calais to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Calais station.

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Calais to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Calais to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Calais to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 307 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Calais, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Frankfurt am Main via Lille Flandres, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
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 Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
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
$67 - $68
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
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
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lille Europe to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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