There are 4 ways to get from Leuven to Calais by train, bus, subway or car

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Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi S2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$58 - $108

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Line 358 bus, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6 351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$15 - $24

2 alternative options

Train, bus, line 2 subway  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central S2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from MOUSCRON/MOESKROEN SNCB/Station to ROUBAIX Eurotéléport Mwr
  4. Take the line 2 subway from Eurotéléport to Lille Flandres 2
  5. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$41 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Calais 141.6 miles

$30 - $45

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Calais Ville via Brussels - Midi, Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Calais is 200 km. The road distance is 226.6 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Leuven to Calais, including transfers.

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Leuven to Calais bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan station.

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Leuven to Calais train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 358 bus and bus, which costs and takes 5 h 52 min.

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

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Leuven to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Calais.
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  • Distance: 124.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Calais via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Calais via Brussel Noord Perron 6 and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 5 h 52 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Leuven to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $46
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
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 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
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from MOUSCRON/MOESKROEN SNCB/Station to ROUBAIX Eurotéléport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
infotec.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Calais is 227 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Leuven to Calais.

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