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

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Train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Paderborn Hbf Ic / ...

$174 - $274

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Bus and ferry, bus, night bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Calais to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the night bus from Essen to Paderborn, Paderborn central station N30

$96 - $144

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Train via Köln Hauptbahnhof  •  9 h 16 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-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Paderborn Hbf Ic

$146 - $235

Train, bus  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund
  4. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Paderborn Hbf Ic / ...

$99 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Paderborn 346.1 miles

$70 - $110

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  5. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf

$216 - $481

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
  4. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamm(Westf)
  6. Take the train from Hamm(Westf) to Paderborn Hbf

$174 - $588

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Hannover  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hannover (HAJ) BRU - HAJ
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Herford
  5. Take the train from Herford to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof

$175 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Paderborn is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Paderborn is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Paderborn station. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Paderborn, Paderborn central station via Lille and Essen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Paderborn. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Paderborn Hbf via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe Eurostar, Brussels - Midi and Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 6 min.

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The distance between Calais and Paderborn is 487 km. The road distance is 553.8 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Paderborn without a car is to train which takes 9 h 6 min and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Calais to Paderborn, including transfers.

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

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Calais to Paderborn train services, operated by TGV, depart from Calais-Fréthun station.

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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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Map of how to get from Calais to Paderborn.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Calais to Paderborn via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels - Midi, and Essen Hbf in around 9 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 Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
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
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $49
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-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
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
$64 - $67
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 - $69
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
$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 Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
Train from Köln Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamm(Westf)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf) to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Herford
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Herford to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$59
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
Night bus from Essen to Paderborn, Paderborn central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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