There are 7 ways to get from Calais to Venlo by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train 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  •  6 h 54 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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Breda
  4. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  5. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo

$86 - $153

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Ghent
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Eindhoven 280
  3. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Venlo, Venlo Station 268

$21 - $36

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Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  7 h 5 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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Breda
  4. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  5. Take the train from Eindhoven to Blerick

$94 - $167

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Calais to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  4. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo

$69 - $105

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Venlo 211.9 miles

$50 - $75

Eurotunnel, train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  4. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo

$277 - $513

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam  •  7 h 50 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 Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Blerick

$149 - $396

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Venlo is to bus which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Venlo is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Venlo station. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Venlo, Venlo Station via Ghent and Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Venlo. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Venlo via Lille Europe Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Breda and Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Calais and Venlo is 304 km. The road distance is 339 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Venlo without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Calais to Venlo, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Venlo is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Venlo.
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  • Distance: 190.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Calais to Venlo via Lille Flandres, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Breda, and Eindhoven in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Venlo via Ghent and Eindhoven in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Train operators
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.

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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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
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 - $68
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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-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
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
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/Midi to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Blerick
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Blerick
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Eindhoven to Venlo, Venlo Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lille to Breda
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Calais to Venlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo, Venlo Station.

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Calais to Venlo train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Venlo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Venlo is 339 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Calais to Venlo.

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Flybe, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Calais to Venlo bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Venlo. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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