There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Münster 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 Thalys  •  7 h 30 min

  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 to Essen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Re / ...

$151 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Münster N71

$27 - $44

4 alternative options

Train via Köln Hauptbahnhof  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  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 Münster(Westf)Hbf Hkx / ...

Train, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Dortmund
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof

$70 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Münster 299.4 miles

$60 - $95

Train, fly  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Muenster (FMO) BRU - FMO

$215 - $668

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Münster is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Münster is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Calais and Münster is 415 km. The road distance is 479 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Calais to Münster, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Münster. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Münster via Lille and Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Münster. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Münster(Westf)Hbf via Lille Europe, Brussels - Midi and Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Calais, France and Münster, Germany?

You can take a train from Calais to Münster via Lille Flandres, Lille Europe, Bruxelles Midi, Brussels - Midi, and Essen Hbf in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Münster via Lille, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi in around 8 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 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
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$66 - $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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
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
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
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 Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Münster
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$59
High
$65

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