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There are 7 ways to get from Calais to Germany by train, plane, bus or car

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, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

105€ - 626€

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Bus  •  15h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, CAFO to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Berlin 550 / ...

51€ - 71€

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Train, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BRU - TXL

95€ - 617€

Train, fly to Stuttgart  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Stuttgart (STR) BRU - STR

135€ - 657€

Train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

110€ - 635€

Bus, train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 814
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

77€ - 162€

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Calais to Berlin 926.9 km

100€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Germany is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 15h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Germany is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 650€ and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Germany. However, there are services departing from Calais, CAFO and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz via Bruxelles, Nord and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 46m.

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The distance between Calais and Germany is 599 km. The road distance is 926.9 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Germany without a car is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs 110€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Calais to Germany, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Germany is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs 110€ - 650€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 15h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Calais to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Berlin station.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Germany.
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  • Distance: 599.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Calais, France and Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Berlin via Lille Europe, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 10h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Berlin via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Bruxelles, Nord, Berlin, and Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 15h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 83€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
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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Contact Details
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€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
FlixMobility
Website
flixbus.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
80€ - 110€
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, Calais Terminal Ferry to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
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 Bruxelles, Nord to Berlin
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR

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