How to get from Dortmund to Calais

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Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Tha
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$146 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Duisburg
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Calais

$53 - $81

7 alternative options

Train via Köln Hbf  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv / ...

$104 - $199

Night bus, bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels Airport
  2. Take the bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$63 - $96

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Calais 277.5 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$145 - $418

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 49 min

  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 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$148 - $472

Fly Dortmund to London Stansted, train  •  7 h 14 min

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

$109 - $353

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  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-Fréthun

$120 - $304

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Calais via Bruxelles Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, and Lille Flandres in around 6 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Calais via Duisburg and Lille in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$95 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $110
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$65 - $68
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Premier
$77 - $83
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
$90 - $110
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
SNCF
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $110
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dortmund to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$52
High
$56
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Calais is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 9 h 24 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Calais. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Calais Ville via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Calais. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Calais via Duisburg and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Dortmund to Calais, including transfers.