There are 4 ways to get from Ostend to Calais by train, bus, bus and 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  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Kortrijk Intercity
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$34 - $49

3 alternative options

Train via Bruxelles-Midi  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv / ...

$65 - $110

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$48 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Ostend to Calais 59.1 miles

$12 - $19

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

You can take a train from Ostend to Calais via Kortrijk and Lille Flandres in around 4 h 21 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Oostende to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Train from Oostende to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$68 - $70
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$65 - $68
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
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ostend and Calais is 80 km. The road distance is 94 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ostend to Calais is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 1 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Ostend to Calais is to drive which takes 1 h 1 min and costs 10€ - 16€.

No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Calais. However, there are services departing from Oostende and arriving at Calais Ville via Kortrijk and Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Ostend to Calais, including transfers.