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There are 9 ways to get from Dortmund to Calais by train, bus, 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  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$135 - $241

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Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station 081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels South to Calais, CAFO 815

$21 - $45

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Train Thalys  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville

$136 - $184

Bus, train  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$68 - $94

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Calais 277.5 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London City (LCY) DUS - LCY
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$126 - $427

Fly Dortmund to London Stansted, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to London Stansted (STN) DTM - STN
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$99 - $336

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 41m

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

$110 - $305

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$158 - $498

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Calais is to bus which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Calais is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Calais. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Calais, CAFO via Brussels, Brussels South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Calais. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Gare de Tournai and Gare de Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 39m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Calais is 395 km. The road distance is 444 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Calais without a car is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Dortmund to Calais, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Calais is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs 110€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 8h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Calais.
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  • Distance: 247.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Calais via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Gare de Calais-Fréthun in around 6h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Calais via Brussels, Brussels South in around 8h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $22
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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 Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels South to Calais, CAFO
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Dortmund to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund to Lille
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$58
High
$64

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

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

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Dortmund to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Calais is 444 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Dortmund to Calais.

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

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There are 233+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs .

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