There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Lille by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or rideshare

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  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Tgv

$21 - $30

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Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Lille Ouibus

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Calais to Lille

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Lille 68.5 miles

$14 - $22

Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to Lille 68.2 miles

$9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Lille is to bus which costs 4€ - 6€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Lille is to drive which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 12€ - 19€.

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The distance between Calais and Lille is 92 km. The road distance is 110 km.

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The train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres takes 1 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Lille. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Lille Flandres. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Calais, France and Lille, France?

SNCF operates a train from Calais to Lille hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min. TGV also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Calais to Lille every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
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.

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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
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
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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