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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Calais by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$145 - $165

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Calais Ouibus

$26 - $37

8 alternative options

Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$154 - $174

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Paris, Paris N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Calais 753

$42 - $71

Rideshare  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Calais 473 miles

$58

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Calais 473.8 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) LYS - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$102 - $338

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$134 - $347

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$122 - $338

Fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$117 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Calais is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Calais is to train which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Calais. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Calais via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Calais. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Calais is 619 km. The road distance is 758.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs 120€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Lyon to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Calais train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs 120€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Calais.
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  • Distance: 387 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Lyon to Calais via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Calais via Paris, Paris in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Lille Lesquin via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
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 Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Calais
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Calais is 758 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Lyon to Calais.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Calais bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lyon and Calais. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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