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There are 3 ways to get from Ghent to Calais by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Calais 1753

$9 - $16

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic
  2. Take the train from Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk to Gare de Lille Flandres
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Calais 91.4 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Calais is to bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Calais is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Calais. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Calais. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk and Gare de Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Calais is 131 km. The road distance is 146.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Calais without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 8€ - 14€.

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The bus from Ghent to Calais takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Ghent to Calais train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Calais is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 8€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Calais.
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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Calais, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Calais twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ghent to Calais via Courtrai / Kortrijk, Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk, and Gare de Lille Flandres in around 3 h 36 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Ghent to Calais
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Ghent to Calais train services, operated by Sncf, arrive at Gare de Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Calais is 146 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Ghent to Calais.

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