You can travel by train between Brussels and Calais with SNCB, Thalys and Eurostar for as low as £32. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Brussels to Calais with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Enjoy a smooth and easy route from Brussels to Calais with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Brussels and Calais as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Brussels to Calais train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Brussels and Calais on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 109 miles (175 km) trip from Brussels to Calais with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.
Thalys has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Thalys tickets between Brussels and Calais and when travelling by train:
There is a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to Calais, departing in the morning, taking approximately one hour. There are nine further Eurostar departures until the early evening, all of which involve a change at Lille Station. Earlier and later trains require further changes and take considerably longer. The same service operates seven days a week.
Return journeys for trains from Calais to Brussels are also available.
Bruxelles-Midi Station is just five minutes from the historic centre of the city by Metro or tram. Local buses, operated by De Lijn and TEC, also stop at the station. Noctis provide a frequent night bus service on Friday and Saturdays. There is a taxi rank outside the station entrance.
Although Calais is mainly considered as a gateway between the UK and mainland Europe, it has plenty to offer visitors. Attractions to visit in Calais include the Town Hall, with its majestic ballroom and Rodin sculpture by the entrance. A climb to the top of the Light Tower is rewarded with magnificent views of the town and coast. Calais has had a long history of lace production and this can be seen in the Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la Mode. This old lace factory has been turned into a fascinating museum.
Gare de Calais-Fréthun is some distance from the city centre but is linked by a regular train service to the more central Calais Ville. There are taxi ranks at the station and Vivabus operate a frequent bus around Calais and the suburbs. This runs until 1 a.m., but there is no all-night bus. There is also a very frequent and free minibus service, Balad'in, which runs through the centre of Calais.
Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Calais, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 28/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Calais from Brussels before travelling.
The restriction level for your return train to Brussels, Belgium from Calais is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 25/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Brussels from Calais closer to your date of departure here.
When taking the train between Brussels and Calais, you can choose to depart from train stations like Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. Your trip can end in train stations such as Calais Ville, Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar and Calais Les Fontinettes.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Calais Ville.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Bruxelles-Midi, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Brussels. The most popular arrival train station in Calais, called Calais Ville, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.
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