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

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Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$69 - $148

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$19 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Lille 328
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$34 - $53

Bus, train via Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7 45 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais

$24 - $38

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Calais 192.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Calais is to bus which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Calais is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Calais. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Calais. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Calais Ville via Liège-Guillemins, Brussels - Midi, Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Calais is 269 km. The road distance is 308.3 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs 60€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Maastricht to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Maastricht to Calais train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Liège-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs 60€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 168.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Calais via Liege-Guillemins, Liège-Guillemins, Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 5 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Calais via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Hasselt to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 - $45
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
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maastricht to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Calais is 308 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Maastricht to Calais.

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