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There are 3 ways to get from The Hague to Calais by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eurostar / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville Ter

102€ - 394€

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Calais Terminal Ferry 814

25€ - 41€

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Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from The Hague to Calais 315.6 km

35€ - 60€

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calais is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Calais is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Calais is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from France.

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The cheapest way to get from The Hague to Calais is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from The Hague to Calais is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Calais. However, there are services departing from Den Haag HS and arriving at Calais Ville via Rotterdam Centraal and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between The Hague and Calais is 211 km. The road distance is 315.6 km.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs 100€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from The Hague to Calais, including transfers.

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The Hague to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Calais is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs 100€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between The Hague to Calais is 316 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from The Hague to Calais.

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  • Distance: 211.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between The Hague, Netherlands and Calais, France?

You can take a train from The Hague to Calais via Rotterdam Centraal and Lille Europe in around 5h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Calais Terminal Ferry 6 times a week. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 5h 50m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Calais Terminal Ferry
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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