Paris to Calais train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Calais

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Cheapest

£38

Average

£46

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

SNCF | TER
14:04Paris3h34 17:38Calais
0 changes
£381One-way
SNCF | TER
17:31Paris2h53 20:24Calais
0 changes
£391One-way
SNCF | TER
15:31Paris2h56 18:27Calais
0 changes
£391One-way
SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:46Paris2h16 19:02Calais
0 changes
£671One-way

Train schedule Paris to Calais

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 13 August
SNCF | TER
14:04Paris3h34 17:38Calais
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SNCF | TER
15:31Paris2h56 18:27Calais
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SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:46Paris2h16 19:02Calais
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SNCF | TER
17:31Paris2h53 20:24Calais
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Fastest train times from Paris to Calais

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

2 h 54 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

237 km

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

SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:46Paris2h16 19:02Calais
0 changes
£671One-way
SNCF | TER
17:31Paris2h53 20:24Calais
0 changes
£391One-way
SNCF | TER
15:31Paris2h56 18:27Calais
0 changes
£391One-way
SNCF | TER
14:04Paris3h34 17:38Calais
0 changes
£381One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Calais

distanceDistance146 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF

Trains from Paris to Calais cover the 146 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Calais Ville.

Train providers: SNCF (3) trains Paris to Calais

Buy your official SNCF (3) train tickets to Calais from Paris from £34 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

SNCF (3)

Explore the beauty and cultural wonders of France by train with SNCF, France's national train company. SNCF trains allow you to easily travel to all parts of France and countries such as Spain and Germany. The company offers a variety of fares, including cheap Prem tickets, standard tickets called Loisir and Pro tickets that offer greater flexibility. You can also apply SNCF discount cards like the Youth and Senior Card on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets.

The trains that are part of the SNCF network include its high-speed TGV trains, the classic Intercité and the regional TER trains. On the ultramodern TGV trains that serve the major long-distance routes and the Channel Tunnel, you will find amenities such as a bar and restaurant, air-conditioned train carriages, free WiFi, and some other onboard services.

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Looking to travel by train to Calais from Paris? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with SNCF (3). Check Omio to see current SNCF (3) train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Paris to Calais train and book SNCF (3) tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Paris to Calais, you can expect to travel 146 miles (236 km) one-way with SNCF (3). If you search for trains between Paris and Calais in the Omio app, you can check if the SNCF (3) ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with SNCF (3), we do the work for you to get you safely to Calais from Paris. Book that perfect Paris to Calais train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with SNCF (3)!

Paris to Calais train information with SNCF (3):

  • Average Duration: 2 h 56 min
  • SNCF (3) frequency: 3 a day

Trains from Paris to Calais

Journeys on trains from Paris to Calais run throughout the day, and there are approximately 20 services operating on this stretch across Northern France every day. Train services run at regular intervals every couple of hours or so, and the journey lasts between around two hours and three hours.

Paris to Calais train time: daily departures

On a normal weekday, trains from Paris to Calais leave every two hours or so, although there may be more than one in each two-hour slot. The earliest train to leave Paris leaves before 7:00 a.m., although this may require one change at Gare de Calais - Fréthun in order to make the onward journey to the centre of Calais. It is often possible to arrive in Calais before 9:00 a.m. Train services run into the evening, with the last train arriving into Calais just before midnight.

How long is the journey by train from Paris to Calais?

The journey on a train from Paris to Calais takes around three hours. Some services, even those involving changes at stations such as Gare de Lille Flandres, can complete the journey in around two hours and 42 minutes. Some take much longer, and last over three hours - and may require two changes.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Calais?

Departure train station: all trains heading north to Calais depart from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located on lines 4 and 5 of the Paris Metro and is also connected to the RER fast trains. It takes around 40 minutes to reach the centre of Paris on foot, or around 15 minutes by taxi or public transport. Services at the station include cafes, food outlets, toilets, waiting rooms and access for travellers with limited mobility. 

Arrival train station: trains on this route arrive at either Calais Les Fontinettes, which is 25 minutes' walk from central Calais, or at Gare de Calais Ville, which is more central and only takes around 13 minutes to reach the centre of town. Both stations have basic facilities, including toilets, waiting rooms and taxi services outside.

Which train companies travel from Paris to Calais?

Travelling on the train from Paris to Calais is always operated by SNCF, although sometimes the services are branded as TGV Oui. Although TGV is a high-speed line, there are no differences to travel time on this route, with all services taking between two and three hours to complete the journey.

SNCF/TGV: Paris to Calais

Trains from Paris to Calais are simple thanks to SNCF/TGV. While neither offer direct trains, most permit the distance to be cleared in three hours or so - with many options for travel throughout the day.

Paris to Calais trains: services on board

SNCF/TGV offers a range of passenger assistance options for disabled people or travellers with limited mobility, including being met at the station by an Accès Plus representative. Passengers with pets need to book in advance and specify the size of the animal. First-class is available, while passengers can even book their luggage to be delivered to their doors if they can't carry it onto the train. Bicycles, meanwhile, can be carried provided there is space available on board.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Calais?

It is usually quite easy to find cheaper train tickets for services from Paris to Calais. The easiest way to ensure you are getting the lowest price for tickets is to book in advance, with many services becoming more expensive as the date gets closer. Travellers that are flexible with their travel time and day of the week are also more likely to grab a good saving.

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Calais

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FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Calais from Paris for as low as £34  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Paris to Calais train prices are on average £40  one way.
The distance to Calais from Paris by train is approximately 146 miles.
While the time it takes to travel 146 miles to Calais from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Paris to Calais is on average 2 h 53 min.

Some of the Paris train stations to Calais you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Calais include Calais Ville, Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar and Calais Les Fontinettes.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Calais Ville.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Calais Ville, located 0.4 miles (695 m) away from the city centre.

When taking a train from Paris to Calais, you can count on SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF for the best way to get you to Calais. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Paris to Calais and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Paris to Calais. You can look to travel with SNCF | TER  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
On average, there are 13 trains a day from Paris to Calais. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Paris at 06: 45. The last train leaves from Paris at 18: 22. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Calais and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Calais is on average £40 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Paris to Calais available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Calais
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Calais.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 890640650
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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