The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Brussels to Calais is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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It's difficult to get from Brussels to Calais without transferring at least once.
|Distance||109 miles (175 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||$34 (€30)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER|
Trains from Brussels to Calais cover the 109 miles (175 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $27 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $34 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Calais Ville.
There is a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to Calais, departing in the morning, taking approximately one hour. There are nine further Eurostar departures until the early evening, all of which involve a change at Lille Station. Earlier and later trains require further changes and take considerably longer. The same service operates seven days a week.
Return journeys for trains from Calais to Brussels are also available.
Bruxelles-Midi Station is just five minutes from the historic centre of the city by Metro or tram. Local buses, operated by De Lijn and TEC, also stop at the station. Noctis provide a frequent night bus service on Friday and Saturdays. There is a cab rank outside the station entrance.
Although Calais is mainly considered as a gateway between the UK and mainland Europe, it has plenty to offer visitors. Attractions to visit in Calais include the Town Hall, with its majestic ballroom and Rodin sculpture by the entrance. A climb to the top of the Light Tower is rewarded with magnificent views of the town and coast. Calais has had a long history of lace production and this can be seen in the Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la Mode. This old lace factory has been turned into a fascinating museum.
Gare de Calais-Fréthun is some distance from the city centre but is linked by a regular train service to the more central Calais Ville. There are cab ranks at the station and Vivabus operate a frequent bus around Calais and the suburbs. This runs until 1 a.m., but there is no all-night bus. There is also a very frequent and free minibus service, Balad'in, which runs through the centre of Calais.
When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels-Nord and Bruxelles-Central. When arriving in Calais, you can end your journey in train stations like Calais Ville and Calais - Fréthun.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi, which is located around 2.2 miles (3.6 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.
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