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Train Information between Paris and Calais

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER

Trains from Paris to Calais cover the 146 miles (236 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 21 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Calais Ville.

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Calais from Paris cost?
You can find a cheap train from Paris to Calais for some dates and times for as low as £18  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Paris to Calais?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Paris to Calais train prices are on average £26  one way.
How far is it from Paris to Calais by train?
The Paris to Calais train distance is approximately 146 miles (236 km).
How long is the train to Calais from Paris?
While the time it takes to travel 146 miles (236 km) 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 21 min.
Which train station from Paris to Calais do I depart from? Which Calais train station from Paris do I arrive in?

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.

Where do I find the Paris train station to Calais? Where is the Calais train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Calais Ville, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Calais.

What train companies offer a service to Calais from Paris?
When taking a train from Paris to Calais, you can count on SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER for the best way to get you to Calais. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Calais from Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there between Paris and Calais a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Paris to Calais. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Paris to Calais? What time is the last train from Paris to Calais?
The earliest train departing from Paris to Calais leaves at 04: 52. The last train departing from Paris to Calais leaves at 18: 31. You can find the latest Paris to Calais train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Paris Calais train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train to Calais from Paris to cost on average £26 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Calais train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
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Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Metro lines: 4, 5
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30 | Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00
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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
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Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00 | Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30
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Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
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Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Metro lines: 5, 10