|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 48 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£24|
|Trains depart from:||Calais|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
With up to 16 departures a day, 8 of which are direct, travelling by train between Calais and Paris is quick and straightforward. Direct routes take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes while connecting services take up to 4 hours. A similar timetable operates from Monday to Saturday with a slightly reduced service on Sundays. Trains depart from either Calais Frethun-Gare Eurostar or Calais Ville and arrive at Paris Gare du Nord.
Trains between the two cities are operated by France's national rail providers, SNCF TGV and TGV inOui. Free wifi and power sockets are available on all inOui trains but are only available in newer SNCF carriages. Onboard services include buffet bars and luggage space.
On direct trains to Paris from Calais the journey time is just over 1.5 hours. Other routes can take up to approximately four hours depending on the route taken and the waiting time at transfer stations. Connections are made at Lille Flandres and Hazebrouck.
On Mondays to Saturdays there are up to 16 daily departures while on Sundays there is a slightly reduced service with only a couple of direct routes available. Trains run at regular intervals throughout the day from the early hours of the morning until early evening.
Departure station:Direct trains from Calais to Paris depart from Calais Frethun-Gare Eurostar located in the city suburbs. From here regular local trains connect with central Calais, a journey of nine minutes. Other services to Paris depart from Calais Ville, located in the city centre and served by local buses and taxis. There is no luggage storage at this station.
Arrival station:All trains to Paris from Calais arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, considered to be the busiest station in Europe. From Paris Gare du Nord it is easy to get to city attractions by local bus, Metro train or taxi. Station facilities include car parking, left luggage lockers, shops, cafes and a choice of restaurants.