There are 8 ways to get from Calais to Germany by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tha / ...
  3. Ice

$189 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 9 min

  1. 081

$52 - $95

6 alternative options

Train via Duisburg Hbf  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Tha
  4. Ice

$220 - $344

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Ouibus

$83 - $165

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. 579.4 miles

$120 - $180

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 37 min

  1. BRU - FRA

$137 - $361

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. LIL - SXB

$129 - $474

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 39 min

  1. CDG - DUS

$95 - $275

What companies run services between Calais, France and Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Berlin via Lille Flandres, Lille Europe, Bruxelles Midi, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 10 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Berlin via Lille, Berlin Kaiserdamm, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB, and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
SNCF
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
$28 - $45
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $28
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $21
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$13 - $55
Premier
$35 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Germany is 599 km. The road distance is 927 km.

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Germany is to bus which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 17 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Calais to Germany is to train and fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs 110€ - 310€.

No, there is no direct train from Calais to Germany. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Berlin Alexanderplatz via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, Bruxelles Midi, Duisburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Germany. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Lille, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to get from Calais to Germany, including transfers.