How to get to Calais - Fréthun Train Station

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Calais - Fréthun station information & facilities

Distance from Calais - Fréthun to city center
Distance from Calais - Fréthun to city center
6.3 miles (10.1 km)
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02:06PMCalais Ville
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Travel to the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar from Calais city center

France's premier northern ferry port of Calais is often the entry and departure point for visitors to France, but it's more than that. The city has a long history, having been fought over by England and France, and it offers plenty to see and do. From Rodin sculptures to outlandish civic architecture (check out the UNESCO-listed town hall), Calais is a city with surprises for everyone to discover. The train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar is the city's premier Eurostar terminal, offering connections to Paris and beyond, as well as journeys through the Channel Tunnel to the UK. It's slightly out of town though, so knowing the best route to the station can be very important.

What is the best way to get to the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar -

If travelers are short on time and want to find the fastest way to travel to the train station from Calais city center, overground rail links could be the best option. Trains run from Les Fontinettes near the center of town, and run to the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​, taking very little time to make the journey. However, trains are far from the only way to reach Frethun. Local buses offer a cheaper alternative, which may also be more useful for those near the port or the beach. Buses run directly from Calais Ville to Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​, and stop at various locations in the municipal area. They also connect the Eurostar station with the ferry port, which could potentially be useful for travelers who need to transit to mainline rail services. Taxis offer another option, which could be quicker and more convenient in some cases. But taxi rides should take around about the same amount of time as public transport.

How far is it from the city center to the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​?

The train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​ is about six miles (nine kilometers) south-west of Calais city center, and eight miles (11 kilometers) south-west of the ferry port. This means that walking isn't an option, but buses, trains, and taxis will be. Travelers can expect trains from Calais Ville or Les Fontinettes to take 9-11 minutes, and they should represent the quickest way to transfer to the train station from Calais city center. However, there are only a couple of stations in the city, and bus stops may be more convenient. In that case, travelers can expect transfer times of 10-15 minutes from the center of town, and 15-20 minutes from the ferry port. Taxi times will vary depending on location and traffic, but will average approximately 15 minutes, making them a good option if time is tight.

How accessible is the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​ for those with limited mobility?

Reaching stations in Europe isn't always simple for those with limited mobility, but there should be a comfortable and convenient way to arrive at train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​. Overground rail operator SNCF undertakes to provide any necessary support for disabled travelers, and accessing trains from Calais Ville shouldn't pose too many difficulties. SITAC Buses are wheelchair accessible, but aren't as spacious as trains, and there will be longer transfer distances upon arrival. For many people, taxis will be preferable, and wheelchair-friendly companies are easy to find in the Calais region. Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​, is managed by Eurostar, which seeks to cater for disabled travelers. Disabled access won't be a problem, and staff are on site until shortly after 9:30 p.m. every day of the week. So if any assistance is required, staff will be there to help.

Local tips: the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​ points of interest

Sometimes, travelers will find that they have some spare hours before rail services are due to depart. When visitors are wondering what to do near the train station Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar​, there's actually a surprising amount to see and do. Central Calais has some impressive architecture, including the towering city hall, and the city lighthouse, which can be climbed to access some stunning views. Rodin's "The Bourgeois of Calais" is on public display and will delight art fans, as will the Museum of Fine Art, which can be found next to Parc Richelieu - itself a pleasant place to relax. Buses also run from Calais to various points on the Opal Coast, and a cluster of fine beaches is within 30 minutes by bus or taxi. Highlights include Cap Blanc-Nez, which is only a couple of miles away from Calais Frethun station. If the weather is fine and there's some time to burn, the Calais Opale Bus network is worth exploring and covers a wide section of the coast. But if travelers want to stay closer to the station, Calais' own beach is pleasant and convenient, with mini-golf, snack concessions, and plenty of clean, welcoming sand.​

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