There are 3 ways to get from Calais to Rotterdam by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Eil

61€ - 688€

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N819

19€ - 24€

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Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam 286.7 km

40€ - 60€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Calais and Rotterdam is 211 km. The road distance is 286.7 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 60€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Calais to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Calais to Rotterdam train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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What companies run services between Calais, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Calais to Rotterdam via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Calais to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 20€
1st Class
28€ - 29€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 60€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 6h 45m.

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Calais to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Calais to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Rotterdam is 287 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Calais to Rotterdam.

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Book your Calais to Rotterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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