There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Calais by train, bus, car ferry or car

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Train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$98 - $139

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Bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Ghent 803
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Calais 1753

$21 - $38

3 alternative options

Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$105 - $153

Bus, carferry  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Dover Ouibus
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$52 - $76

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Calais 202.8 miles

$45 - $75

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Breestraat and arriving at Calais via The Hague and Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Rotterdam Centraal and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Calais is 226 km. The road distance is 324.5 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Leiden to Calais, including transfers.

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Leiden to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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Leiden to Calais train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 29 min.

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

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Leiden to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Calais.
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  • Distance: 141.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Leiden to Calais via Rotterdam Centraal, Lille Europe, and Lille Flandres in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Calais via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal, The Hague, and Ghent in around 8 h 29 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from The Hague to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Calais
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 The Hague to Dover
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Calais is 324 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Leiden to Calais.

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