You can get from Paris to Calais by train, bus or flight.
To get from Paris to Calais on 20 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||146 miles (236 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£18 - £41|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £18 • 2 h 21 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £18 • 2 h 21 min|
|Popular travel companies||SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER|
Travel 146 miles (236 km) by coach or train between Paris and Calais. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Calais.
Making the trip from Paris to Calais is fast, convenient, and comfortable, with a variety of different options for passengers to pick. Direct buses and trains run from central Paris to a couple of Calais locations. No changes are needed, and journey durations average around three hours for trains or five hours for coaches. Services run every day, with three to four buses and two to four direct trains for travellers to choose from.
If price is a major factor, taking the bus from Paris to Calais makes a lot of sense. BlaBlaBus offers a daily direct connection requiring no stops, with three to four departures per day and journey times ranging from three hours and 50 minutes to six hours and 10 minutes. Buses arrive at Calais Terminal Ferry, which is handy for cross-channel travellers, and most leave from Paris Bercy on the River Seine, a five to 10 minute Metro ride to most central Parisian locations. Some also depart from Rue Bernard Buffet near the Porte de Clichy, which is useful for those in northern Paris.
When speed matters, taking the train will almost always be the best transport option for getting from Paris to Calais. SNCF operates a TER service (the company's regional rail division) and offers three to four direct services every day. It's also worth noting that InOui provides indirect connections, raising the total to 20 to 25 potential daily departures. All have journey times between two hours and 11 minutes and three hours and 30 minutes, so it should be quicker to take a train than a bus. Services run from Paris Gare du Nord, a 15 minutes' walk north of the centre. They arrive at either Calais Fontinettes in south Calais or Calais Ville, near the centre of town.
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Taking the train is probably the most popular way to travel to Calais from Paris and offers a comfortable, relatively quick connection. The only company that provides direct services is SNCF, which runs a regional TER route from Paris Gare du Nord to Calais Les Fontinettes and Calais Ville. Journey times range from two hours and 11 minutes to over three hours and 30 minutes, and there are three to four direct trains every day. InOui and SNCF also offer over 20 indirect options with reasonably short journey times. Whether passengers incorporate a stop in their journey or not, trains will always leave from Gare du Nord. Paris' major departure point for travellers coming from the north, Gare du Nord is accessible via Metro and bus services. Calais Ville is the best endpoint for those visiting the town centre.
Buses provide a cheaper alternative to rail travel, and it doesn't take too long, either. BlaBlaBus operates this route, offering three to four direct buses to Calais from Paris every single day. Journey times vary significantly, with the fastest reaching Calais in three hours and 50 minutes and the slowest taking over six hours. One of the perks of bus travel is that services arrive at the Ferry Terminal, so there's no need for cross-channel travellers to transfer from Calais Ville. The main departure point in Bercy is another advantage, being more centrally located than the Gare du Nord. And Rue Bernard Buffet offers a handy alternative if travellers are in northwestern Paris.
You can travel to Calais from Paris 2 different ways: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Paris to Calais is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Calais:
A train is generally £23 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £41 from Paris to Calais.
The fastest way to get to Calais from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.
There are alternative travel options to Calais that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 1 min on average.
The Paris to Calais distance is approximately 146 miles (236 km).
The average frequency per day from Paris to Calais is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to Calais as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
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