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

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Train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$199 - $356

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Bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 081

$55 - $100

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Train via Lille Flandres  •  11 h 19 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 to Düsseldorf
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$223 - $343

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 9 min

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

$120 - $207

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Berlin 579.4 miles

$120 - $180

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 18 min

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

$151 - $413

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 24 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 Stuttgart Hbf

$137 - $482

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 7 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 Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$106 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Germany is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Germany is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 360€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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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 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Germany. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Calais-Fréthun, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 21 min.

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Germany without a car is to train which takes 10 h 21 min and costs 170€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 21 min to get from Calais to Germany, including transfers.

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Calais to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Calais station.

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Calais to Germany train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Calais-Fréthun station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Germany is to train which takes 10 h 21 min and costs 170€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Germany.
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  • Distance: 374.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 21 min

What companies run services between Calais, France and Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Berlin via Calais-Fréthun, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 10 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Berlin via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Berlin, Berlin central bus station, and U Kaiserdamm in around 17 h 6 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
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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
$63 - $66
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 Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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
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
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $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
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
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
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 - $65
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
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
Bus from Lille to Berlin Kaiserdamm
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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

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Calais to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Germany is 927 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Calais to Germany.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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