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There are 8 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Calais by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Tgv

$125 - $185

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Ghent 280
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Calais 1753

$24 - $40

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Train via Lille Flandres  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$119 - $184

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Duisburg to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$92 - $134

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Calais 246.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London City (LCY) DUS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$118 - $401

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Brussels (BRU) DUS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$121 - $345

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$102 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Calais is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Calais is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Calais. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Calais via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Calais. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Calais Ville via Brussels - Midi and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Calais is 345 km. The road distance is 394.7 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Düsseldorf to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Calais train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 215.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Calais via Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, and Lille Europe in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Calais via Ghent in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
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 Düsseldorf to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Calais
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Duisburg to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$52
High
$55
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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

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Düsseldorf to Calais train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Calais is 395 km. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Calais.

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

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Book your Düsseldorf to Calais bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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