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There are 4 ways to get from Calais to Gare du Nord by train or car

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord Ter

€35 - €70

3 alternative options

Train via Calais Frethun  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to Paris Nord Tgv

€63 - €87

Train via Paris-Est  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Calais-Ville to Paris-Est Zz_2Y

€80 - €150

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Calais to Gare du Nord 284.1 km

€30 - €50

Calais to Gare du Nord by train

The train journey time between Calais and Gare du Nord is around 2h 57m and covers a distance of around 294 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 51m. Operated by SNCF, the Calais to Gare du Nord train service departs from Calais Ville and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 57m
Fastest train time:
2h 51m
Trains per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:36
Last train departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Calais to Gare du Nord train schedules

Calais → Gare du Nord
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gare du Nord is 800 130 000.

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The social distance requirement in Gare du Nord is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Gare du Nord is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Calais to Gare du Nord is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €50 and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Calais and Gare du Nord is 233 km. The road distance is 284.1 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Gare du Nord without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €35 - €70.

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The train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord takes 2h 53m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Calais to Gare du Nord train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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Calais to Gare du Nord train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Gare du Nord is 284 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Calais to Gare du Nord.

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  • Distance: 233 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Calais, France and Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France?

SNCF operates a train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord 5 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €70 and the journey takes 2h 53m.

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 Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €70
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 Calais Frethun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Calais-Ville to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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