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SNCB, Thalys and Eurostar trains between Brussels and Calais

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:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Trains from Brussels to Calais: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Train from Brussels

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.

Getting into Calais by Train

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 Tips

Trains from Brussels to Calais
Travel by train to Calais easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Calais.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Brussels, Belgium to Calais, France?

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Calais, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Calais, France?

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

Are there restrictions on returning to Belgium from France by train?

The restriction level for your return train to Brussels, Belgium from Calais is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Brussels from Calais restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Calais?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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.

How much do cheap train tickets from Brussels to Calais cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Calais from Brussels to cost as little as £32  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Brussels to Calais?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Brussels to Calais train prices are on average £34  one way.
How many miles is it from Brussels to Calais by train?
You should expect to travel around 109 miles (175 km)  from Brussels to Calais by train.
How long is the train between Brussels and Calais?
The train time to Calais from Brussels is on average 1 h 25 min  for the 109 miles (175 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Calais from Brussels by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Brussels to Calais, which train station in Brussels do I depart from and which train station in Calais do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Brussels located? Where is the arrival train station in Calais located?

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.

What train providers go from Brussels to Calais?
If you're looking for trains from Brussels to Calais, you can rely on TGV, SNCB, Thalys, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV or Eurostar to get you to Calais. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Brussels to Calais route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Brussels to Calais a day?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Brussels to Calais. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Brussels to Calais? When is the last train from Brussels to Calais?
The first train from Brussels to Calais leaves at 05: 17   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 17. Omio shows you the latest train from Brussels to Calais times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Brussels to Calais to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Brussels and Calais within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £34 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Brussels and Calais are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bruxelles-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your journey to Calais.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+32 25282828
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Bruxelles-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)