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There are 9 ways to get from Calais to Paderborn by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Paderborn Hbf Ic / ...

$168 - $288

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Bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to Dortmund 080
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund to Paderborn, Paderborn central station N30

$32 - $56

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Train via Lille Flandres  •  9 h 21 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

$141 - $229

Train, bus  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais Ville to Gare de Lille Flandres
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Köln
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Paderborn Hbf Ic

$111 - $169

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Paderborn 346.1 miles

$70 - $110

Train, train to Southend, fly to Paderborn  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Paderborn (PAD) SEN - PAD

$313 - $888

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Dusseldorf  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Paderborn Hbf

$219 - $471

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  10 h 15 min

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

$209 - $499

Train to Brussels, fly to Hannover, train  •  11 h 6 min

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

$169 - $466

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Paderborn is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 8 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 Bruges and Dortmund. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 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, Brussels - Midi and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 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 8 h 33 min and costs 140€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Calais to Paderborn, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Paderborn is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs 140€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Paderborn.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Calais to Paderborn via Calais-Fréthun, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels - Midi, and Duisburg Hbf in around 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Paderborn via Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein, Bruges, and Dortmund in around 12 h 8 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 via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Southend to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $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
$66 - $68
Train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
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 Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
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 Lille Europe to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
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 Duisburg Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Herford
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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.

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
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Calais Ville to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $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
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
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 Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Paderborn, Paderborn central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Köln
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Paderborn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Calais to Paderborn bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paderborn, Paderborn central station.

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Calais to Paderborn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Paderborn Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Paderborn is 554 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from Calais to Paderborn.

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Adria Airways offers flights from Southend Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Paderborn. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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