There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Rotterdam by train, bus, car ferry, 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 Eurostar  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

$93 - $188

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Ghent 1753
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 803 / ...

$17 - $29

4 alternative options

Train via Lille Flandres  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$91 - $124

Car ferry, bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the bus from Dover to Rotterdam Ouibus

$35 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam 178.8 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$128 - $384

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Calais and Rotterdam is 211 km. The road distance is 286.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Calais to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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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 Calais-Fréthun and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The nearest airport to Rotterdam is Rotterdam (RTM) Airport which is 4.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Amsterdam (AMS) (47.2 km), Eindhoven (EIN) (81.4 km), Brussels (BRU) (113.9 km) and Charleroi (CRL) (162.8 km).

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

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Map of how to get from Calais to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 132.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Calais to Rotterdam via Calais-Fréthun, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Rotterdam via Ghent in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/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 - $85
Train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $140
SNCF
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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
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dover to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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