How to get from Lille to Calais

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from Lille to Calais

You can get from Lille to Calais by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Lille to Calais on 04 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

23:50Lille, Gare Lille Europe1h25 01:15Calais, Gare routière
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£281One-way
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13:25Lille, Gare Lille Europe25h35 15:00Calais, Gare routière
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£31One-way
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16:25Lille, Gare Lille Europe1h25 17:50Calais, Gare routière
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£491One-way
01:40Lille, Gare Lille Europe1h25 03:05Calais, Gare routière
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£491One-way

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Travel Information from Lille to Calais

distanceDistance57 miles (92 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £4 • 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER

Travel 57 miles (92 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Lille to Calais. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lille to Calais.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Lille to Calais: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lille to Calais, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Calais:

A flight is £17 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Lille to Calais costing on average £17.

A flight journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Calais by ferry, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

A flight journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Calais by train, which costs on average £4 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Lille to Calais is by train with an average journey time of 28 min.

Other travel options between Lille and Calais can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Calais by coach can take on average 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Lille and Calais is around 57 miles (92 km).

The average frequency per day from Lille to Calais is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lille and Calais as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lille to Calais:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Lille to Calais depart from Lille, Gare Lille Europe to Calais, Terminal Ferry.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Lille to Calais depart from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lille to Calais, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with SNCF | Autocar for coaches to Calais. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | Autocar Lille to Calais tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Travel with SNCF | TER to go to Calais by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TER Lille to Calais tickets on Omio for £4.

Yes, there are direct routes from Lille to Calais with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Calais with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find 9 direct trains per day to Calais with SNCF | TER.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Calais tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Omio customers who travel from Lille to Calais often also extend their holiday to go to London, Paris or Dover. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Calais and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip to Calais from Lille, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £17 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £4 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Lille and Calais online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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