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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 14 min

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

$15 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$25 - $35

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ostende / Oostende to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville Calais Ville - Lille Flandres / ...

$43 - $61

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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No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Calais. However, there are services departing from Ostende / Oostende and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk and Gare de Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 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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The best way to get from Ostend to Calais without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 13€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Ostend to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ostend to Calais is to bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 13€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Ostend to Calais train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ostend to Calais is 94 km. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Ostend to Calais.

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Map of how to get from Ostend to Calais.
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  • Distance: 50.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ostend to Calais twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ostend to Calais via Courtrai / Kortrijk, Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk, and Gare de Lille Flandres in around 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Ostende / Oostende to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
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 Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
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 Ostend to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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