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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais by train, bus, bus and ferry, night 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 41m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  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

$151 - $274

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Night bus, bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station N84
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$37 - $62

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Train via Gare de Lille Flandres  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville

$128 - $190

Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 36m

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

$94 - $139

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais 371.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  6h 37m

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

$147 - $411

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - 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

$122 - $377

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$152 - $498

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$204 - $488

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$173 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais is to night bus and bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Calais. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Calais via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Calais. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Gare de Tournai and Gare de Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Calais is 491 km. The road distance is 594.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais without a car is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Calais train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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  • Distance: 307 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Calais via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Gare de Calais-Fréthun in around 6h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
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.

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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
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Lille
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Calais is 595 km. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Calais train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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