There are 4 ways to get from Calais to Rotterdam by train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Tha

$79 - $134

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Ouibus

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 41 min

$15 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. 178.8 miles

$40 - $65

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

You can take a train from Calais to Rotterdam via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, and Bruxelles Midi in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Rotterdam via Lille and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 5 h 41 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $20
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$24 - $40
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $28
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$13 - $55
Premier
$35 - $65
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$28 - $33
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Ouibus
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
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Calais to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Rotterdam is 211 km. The road distance is 286 km.

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to night bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 2 h 56 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

No, there is no direct train from Calais to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe and Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Calais and arriving at Rotterdam. This bus operates Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Calais to Rotterdam, including transfers.