There are 8 ways to get from Calais to Germany by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Recommended option

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

$150 - $413

Cheapest option

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

$53 - $99

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Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Berchem
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$115 - $525

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 10 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

$104 - $284

Train  •  10 h 7 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 - $347

Train via Lille Flandres  •  11 h

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$193 - $308

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 13 min

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

$115 - $206

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Berlin 579.4 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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 100€ - 470€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Calais to Germany, including transfers.

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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 13 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 7 min.

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The best way to get from Calais to Germany without a car is to train which takes 10 h 7 min and costs 170€ - 310€.

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Calais to Germany train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from St Pancras International station.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Germany.
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  • Distance: 374.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 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 7 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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$62 - $65
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$65 - $66
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $45
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 Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $47
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Deutsche Bahn
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 - $150
Website
bahn.de
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
$70 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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