Calais is the gateway to France for many a ferry-rider, and now it can be the gateway to Amsterdam, too! Enjoy the best of this French coastal city and add a Dutch capital to your trip as well, it’s only a 3-hour journey time, so what’s not to like? Once you’ve taken in all the best of the French seaside, swap sea for syrup, because you deserve a fresh stroopwafel if nothing else! TGV trains will get you to Amsterdam in no time, and as some of the most modern high-speed trains in Europe you’ll be doing it in style!
Alight from your train, go to smell the tulips, tuck into yummy sweet treats or change from carriage to cycle and ride along the picturesque canals. The perfect way to make the most of a trip to Europe, this route is a fantastic balance of coastal charm and cosmopolitan cool. Check out our journey information below to plan your adventure!
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Calais to Amsterdam by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Calais and Amsterdam is 8 hours and 10 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Calais to Amsterdam is 5 hours and 49 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Calais to Amsterdam can start from as little as €50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Calais to Amsterdam. Travelling from Calais to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Calais to Amsterdam leaves at 11:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Calais to Amsterdam leaves at 08:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Calais to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 163 miles (263 km) during the journey.