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Cheap train tickets from Calais to Paris

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Calais to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
21:111h58
Calais - Fréthun
23:09Paris Gare du Nord
£341One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:072h01
Calais - Fréthun
22:08Paris Gare du Nord
£341One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
SNCF | TER
12:474h09
Calais - Fréthun
16:56Paris Gare du Nord
£521One-way
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
11:072h17
Calais - Fréthun
13:24Paris Gare du Nord
£551One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TER
08:063h38
Calais Ville
11:44Paris Gare du Nord
£581One-way
1 change

Train timetableCalais to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
SNCF | TER
08:063h38
Calais Ville
11:44Paris Gare du Nord
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
11:072h17
Calais - Fréthun
13:24Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
SNCF | TER
12:132h31
Calais Ville
14:44Paris Gare du Nord
1 change
SNCF | TER
12:474h09
Calais - Fréthun
16:56Paris Gare du Nord
2 changes
SNCF | TER
14:063h08
Calais Ville
17:14Paris Gare du Nord
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:072h02
Calais - Fréthun
19:09Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:063h04
Calais Ville
21:10Paris Gare du Nord
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:382h36
Calais - Fréthun
21:14Paris Gare du Nord
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:072h01
Calais - Fréthun
22:08Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
21:111h58
Calais - Fréthun
23:09Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes

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Train times from Calais to Paris

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 58 m

Average

2 h 44 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

237 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Calais for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
21:111h58
Calais - Fréthun
23:09Paris Gare du Nord
£341One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:072h01
Calais - Fréthun
22:08Paris Gare du Nord
£341One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:072h02
Calais - Fréthun
19:09Paris Gare du Nord
£821One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
11:072h17
Calais - Fréthun
13:24Paris Gare du Nord
£551One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TER
12:132h31
Calais Ville
14:44Paris Gare du Nord
£621One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Calais to Paris

distanceDistance146 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£34 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersSNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | Autocar or SNCF (3)

Trains from Calais to Paris cover the 146 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like SNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | Autocar or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £25, but the average price of train tickets is £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Calais Ville and arrive in Paris Gare du Nord.

Train Calais Paris

Paris is approximately146 miles (236 km) by train from Calais, travelling by train is one of the fastest ways to make this journey. You will find approximately 16 trains from Calais to Paris, sometimes with multiple departures throughout the day, on most days of the week including Saturday. The fastest and direct train from Calais to Paris will get you there in approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. Trains start as early as 5:30 a.m. and run until 8:29 p.m. making it convenient to catch a train Calais - Paris as early or as late as you want.

Calais to Paris Train Times: Daily Departures

There are around 16 trains a day running from Calais to Paris, some with multiple departures at various points in the day. The first train from Calais to Paris departs at approximately 5:31 a.m., and then every half hour or hourly after that. The last train to Paris from Calais leaves at around 8:29 p.m. For the most updated train schedule from Calais to Paris, visit Omio for a full timetable.

Boarding your train Calais Paris

Trains from Calais to Paris depart from either Calais Ville station in the city centre or Calais Frethun in the city suburb. Aim to arrive for your train at least 20 minutes before it is due to depart to go through any necessary checks. There are screen monitors available at both stations to help identify what platform your train will depart from.

Calais: View of the Town Hall.

Calais: View of the Town Hall. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train depart in Calais and arrive in Paris?

Some trains to Paris from Calais depart at Calais Ville located in the city centre and south of the passenger ferry. There are shuttle buses available to the port.

Other trains from Calais to Paris leave fromCalais Frethun in the north suburb of Calais.

All trains from Calais to Paris arrive at Paris Gare de Nord Station in the city centre, and one of Europe’s busiest train stations.

When is the best time to book your train ticket Calais Paris?

The average train ticket costs more when booked closer to the date of departure. Try and book your train ticket for Calais to Paris as far in advance as possible to ensure a good deal.

You can get the cheapest train tickets from Calais to Paris if you choose to travel during off peak hours. Aim to travel after 10 a.m. and before 3 p.m. for cheap train tickets.

Travel on a slow train from Calais to Paris to make savings on your train ticket. You will also be able to enjoy the beautiful countryside the trains go through and discover new areas on your journey whilst making savings.

What to see between Calais and Paris?

The 166-mile train journey from Calais to Paris passes through some incredible towns and countryside before arriving in Paris.

  • The train goes through the seaside town of Le Touquet known for its beaches and nightlife. The iconic building of the area is a red-brick lighthouse, which offers far reaching views of the sea and countryside too.
  • Along the way, you will go past Abberville, a town packed with historical monuments on almost every corner, amongst which is the 30 metre high Belfry Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage building and probably the oldest in France.
  • As you scuttle towards Paris, in the Somme River Valley, you will come across Amiens, a town perhaps best known for its magnificent Gothic style cathedral, and finally, just before you get to Paris is Longueau, where the WWI battlefields and commemorative site is located.

Information on Paris Gare du Nord Station

Trains from Calais arrive at Paris Gare du Nord Stationone of the busiest train stations in Europe in the heart of the thriving city centre. Gare du Nord Station is the main train station in Paris and a major transport hub that serves local, regional, and international trains. Many of the main city’s attractions are all within a 20-minute drive from the station, you can get to the Sacre Coure, one of Paris’ highest points in as little as 15 minutes, whilst the Champs-Elysee, perhaps one of the world’s most famous avenue, is just 20 minutes away.

  • The station is served by Trams, the Metro and various bus links to other parts of the city, but there’s also a very organised taxi ramp right outside the main station entrance should you wish to take one.
  • If you would like to give the city a quick once over or are too early to check into your hotel, there are luggage lockers available on the ground floor, close to Platform 3 where you can leave your bags.

Night Trains Calais Paris

With journey times of under two hours, there are nonight trains on the route from Calais to Paris. Should you however want to make use of a full day in Calais before heading to Paris, the last train from Calais to Paris departs at 8:29 p.m.

SNCF trains Calais to Paris

SNCF is one of the providers that operates trains from Calais to Paris. The service provides approximately 16 trains from Calais to Paris every day. The first train to Paris from Calais leaves at 5:31 a.m. and then every hour after, with multiple departures at various points in the day. The last SNCF train from Calais to Paris leaves at 8:29 p.m., to get you into Paris at 10:50 p.m.

Trains Calais Paris: Sustainable Travel

We don’t have to look far to see the effects of climate change today, its therefore not surprising that people are seeking different ways in which to do things in a bid to save the environment. One of the simplest ways in which we can make a difference is by addressing our carbon footprint.

Trains are thought to have fewer carbon emissions than cars, so are a more sustainable way of travelling. SNCF champion low-carbon mobility so operate hybrid trains and use renewable energy suppliers for their trains. Why not opt for the train next time you want to travel from Calais to Paris?

Train Calais to Paris: Services on Board

SNCF operates the high-speed TGV trains on the Calais Paris route. The trains come with all mod-cons including air-conditioned carriages, comfortable seating with headrests, complimentary Wi-Fi and self-charging ports as a standard. There is a café from which you can either purchase food to have at your seat or enjoy in the dining area with other passenger, there are also toilet facilities available. If travelling with family, you could take advantage of the dedicated family areas without fear of disrupting other passengers.

  • Pets in a suitable travel container, or on a leash and muzzle can travel at a small charge but assistance and guide dogs get to travel for free.
  • One of the biggest perks of travelling with SNCF is that you can take with you as much luggage as you need for your journey, just as long as you can carry it on board yourself, this includes foldable bicycles, pushchairs, and sports equipment.
  • There are two classes of travel available: Standard Class with seats arranged two abreast across the aisle, ideal for families traveling together as you may need to share a charging port on some trains.
  • A First Class ticket will get you quieter carriages, more legroom, adjustable seats with footrests, self-charging ports and a personal reading light. There is a choice of either sitting alone or across from a loved one and you can order food to be served to you at your foldable table.
  • As a wheelchair user, you can travel in the First Class carriage with a Standard Class ticket, which has to be reserved by phone.

When to book your train tickets from Calais to Paris?

Train ticket deals for Calais to Paris are released as far in advance as 90 days before a train departure date. Book your train tickets from Calais to Paris as early as you can to take advantage of such deals to get cheap train tickets.

You can save money to enjoy a croissant in Paris if you are flexible with your train dates or even train times. Some of the cheapest train tickets from Calais to Paris can be found if you adjust your travel plans to fit in with available deals.

Opting for a slower or connecting train not only gets you cheap train tickets, you will get to experience a new town or city.

To Paris by Train: Travel Tips

Without a doubt, Paris is one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world, you don’t have to look very far to find such iconic images of the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, or even a chequered tableclothed table outside a café with someone sipping a cup of coffee, on the side of which is the crumbliest looking croissant. Rumour has it that people watching by a roadside café is the thing to do here so why be left out, join the locals anywhere near Place de l’Opera, grab un café s’il vous plait, a flaky pastry and just breathe in the atmosphere; you are in Paris. For lots more ideas on what more to see and do, visit The Window Seat travel magazine by Omio.

  • Perhaps one of Paris’ hippiest districts, with trendy cafes, hip boutiques and famous art galleries, Le Marais is as good a place to start as any. Amongst its cobbled streets and grand elegant houses, you’ll be able to mingle with the locals as they love it here. The Marche de Enfants Rouges, an historic market that dates back to the 16th century and takes its name from an orphanage that once stood on the site, is where to head for international stalls. The Musee Picasso and Musee Carnavalet are located here.
  • If it is a cabaret you are after, then why not see one at one of Paris’ oldest cabaret theatres, the Paradis Latin, constructed by the one and only Gustave Eiffel, in the Latin Quarter. Here, it feels like time stood still amongst the narrow alleyways and cobbled streets, you get a sense of what Paris may have been like in the medieval times.
  • Apart from the Eiffel tower of course, one of the most iconic things found on the river banks of the Seine are the bouguinistes. If you’re lucky, you may find stalls of over 200 second-hand book sellers who display their goods on make-shift green bookshelves chained to the railings on the river banks, a tradition that goes as far back as the 16th century and is as Parisian as it gets. It truly is a sight to be seen.
  • As if the streets alone weren’t iconic enough, if you head to Giverny, you will be able to see in real life the garden that inspired Monet’s paintings, one that he planted himself. Seeing the lily pads floating on ponds and the Japanese bridges almost feels like you’ve walked straight into one of his paintings.

Paris: Jardin des Tuileries.

Paris: Jardin des Tuileries. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities to go to from Paris?

You may be lured in by the magic and romance of Paris, however, there are lots of other places to visit so your journey doesn’t have to end here. Why not visit Nice, or even Bordeaux. Other places to visit in France by train include Aix En Provence or Monaco.

FAQs: Calais to Paris train

FAQs: Travel by train from Calais to Paris 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 Calais to Paris.
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Cheap train tickets from Calais to Paris can start from as little as £25 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Calais to Paris is £34; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Calais to Paris train time is 1 h 51 min   covering the 146 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Calais to Paris leaves at 05: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Calais to Paris leaves at 20: 14.
There are 6 trains a day from Calais to Paris which require at least one change with SNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | Autocar or SNCF (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Paris. Take the fast train with TGV INOUI from Calais to Paris.
Take the Calais to Paris train with SNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | Autocar or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Paris from Calais as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 14.

When departing from Calais, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Calais Ville and Calais - Fréthun. When arriving in Paris, you can end your trip in train stations like Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Calais Ville, which is located around 0.4 miles (695 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Paris from Calais is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 51 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Calais to Paris is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Calais to Paris including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Calais and Paris

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Calais Ville is the most popular Calais 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 Calais for your journey to Paris.
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