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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Tha
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$106 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Lille Amsterdam centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Lille > Paris centre - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Calais Vitry-sur-Seine > Paris centre - Bercy > Lille > Dunkerque > Calais / ...

$18 - $28

3 alternative options

Train via Bruxelles-Midi  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi Tha
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv / ...

$112 - $182

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Dover Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Rotterdam > Douvres > Canterbury > Londres / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$57 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Calais 202.8 miles

$45 - $75

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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Calais via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal, The Hague, and Lille in around 7 h 1 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
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
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$72 - $74
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$69 - $72
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
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $51
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $49
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from The Hague to Dover
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leiden to Calais?

The distance between Leiden and Calais is 226 km. The road distance is 324 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leiden to Calais?

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Calais is to bus which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leiden to Calais?

The quickest way to get from Leiden to Calais is to drive which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

Is there a direct train between Leiden and Calais?

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 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Leiden and Calais?

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 Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Leiden to Calais?

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Leiden to Calais, including transfers.