There are 4 ways to get from Ostend to Calais by bus, train 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.

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Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais 1753

$15 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ostend to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$24 - $34

Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Ostende to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$65 - $117

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Ostend to Calais 59.1 miles

$12 - $18

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

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

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The distance between Ostend and Calais is 80 km. The road distance is 94.5 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Ostend to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Calais. However, there are services departing from Ostende and arriving at Calais Ville via Brussels - Midi, Lille Europe and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ostend to Calais.
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  • Distance: 50.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ostend to Calais once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ostend to Calais via Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels - Midi, Gare de Lille Europe, Lille Europe, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 59 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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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
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Ostende to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $28
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Ostend to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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