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Travelling by train from Calais to Paris

Looking to travel from Calais to Paris by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from Calais to Paris usually takes 2h 56m, but can take just 1h 55m on the fastest services. You can travel direct on this route with SNCF. On board, you'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap train tickets from Calais to Paris and we’ll show you how much you can save. Just remember, the sooner you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

Once you're in Paris, why not head straight for the Eiffel Tower or enjoy a serene walk along the Seine (it's especially beautiful in the evening light).

Why not start a search for cheap train tickets from Calais to Paris with us today? If you want to find out more, keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.

Calais to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 18m to travel from Calais to Paris by train, over a distance of around 147 miles (236 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Calais to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 52m
PriceFrom €10
Distance147 miles (236 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train05:31
Last train21:13
Departure stationCalais
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Calais to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Calais to Paris for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:31 10:14 2h 43m, 1 change
09:06 11:08 2h 2m, direct
09:35 12:38 3h 3m, 1 change
10:31 13:14 2h 43m, 1 change
11:30 13:32 2h 2m, direct
13:31 16:14 2h 43m, 1 change
13:36 16:29 2h 53m, direct
14:20 17:56 3h 36m, 1 change
16:15 18:08 1h 53m, direct
16:38 19:56 3h 18m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Calais to Paris

You can travel from Calais to Paris on TGV, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Calais to Paris

The price of train tickets from Calais to Paris starts at €10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Calais to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Calais to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Calais and Paris is 3 hours and 18 minutes, with around 19 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Calais and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Calais to Paris is 1 hour and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Calais to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Calais to Paris can start from as little as €10 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.

Is there a direct train from Calais to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Calais to Paris without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Calais to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Calais to Paris leave?

The first train from Calais to Paris leaves at 05:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Calais to Paris leave?

The last train from Calais to Paris leaves at 21:13. 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.

What's the distance between Calais and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Calais to Paris cover a distance of around 147 miles (236 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Calais. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Calais to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Calais to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/18/2022 for travel on 12/18/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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