There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train via Paris Est  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$178 - $236

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Bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$37 - $62

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Train  •  10 h 5 min

  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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$120 - $181

Bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h 36 min

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

$94 - $138

Train, drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Calais

$98 - $143

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais 371.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$147 - $385

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 5 min

  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-Fréthun

$123 - $389

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$147 - $495

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam (AMS) FRA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$173 - $409

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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 10 h 36 min.

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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 Calais Ville via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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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 6 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min 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 best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Calais is to train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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  • Distance: 307 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Calais via Paris Est and Paris Nord in around 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 11 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
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(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
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
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Lille
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$54
High
$58
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Calais train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Calais is 595 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min 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 bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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