How to travel from Brussels to Calais

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from Brussels to Calais

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Brussels to Calais on Jan 31 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:55AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h05 03:00PMCalais
1 transfer
171One-way
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09:55AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France5h05 03:00PMCalais
1 transfer
171One-way
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03:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France10h40 01:45AMCalais
1 transfer
261One-way
11:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France15h10 02:15PMCalais
1 transfer
471One-way

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Travel Information from Brussels to Calais

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€36) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | TGV

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 109 miles (175 km) from Brussels to Calais. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are SNCF | TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Calais.

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FAQs

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Calais, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Belgium enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Calais from Brussels?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Calais, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Brussels and Calais.

The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Brussels from Calais restricted?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Brussels from Calais?

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 1/9/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Calais closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Calais: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Calais is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Calais:

Taking a bus is usually $36 (€32) less than taking a train to Calais, which costs on average $42 (€36) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Brussels to Calais is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Calais that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 45 min   of travel time.

The distance from Brussels to Calais is approximately 109 miles (175 km).

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Calais is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Calais from Brussels as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Calais:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) to Calais, Terminal Ferry.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Calais Ville.

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

  • SNCF | TGV can get you to Calais by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV from Brussels to Calais for $42 (€36) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Brussels to Calais with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Calais as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Brussels and Calais.

Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Calais often also extend their vacation 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 from Brussels to Calais, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $6 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $42 (€36) one way on average.

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

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