There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Calais by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Paris Est  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$204 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Calais 1753

$51 - $84

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$202 - $250

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry

$70 - $101

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Calais 506.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$145 - $409

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$126 - $373

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$148 - $422

Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$156 - $433

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lille Lesquin  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) SXB - LIL
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$156 - $520

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$139 - $581

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Calais is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Calais is to fly and train which costs SFr 120 - SFr 380 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Calais is 629 km. The road distance is 810.9 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Zürich to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Calais. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Calais Ferry via Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Calais. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Calais Ville via Basel SBB, Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Calais via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 8 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Calais via Paris and Paris Gallieni in around 12 h 57 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
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
$43 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Deutsche Bahn
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
$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
$27 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/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
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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

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