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Taking the train from Calais to Paris

Calais, for many this city is just a gateway into France, but there’s plenty to enjoy here too. Still, we’re not about making you choose, with Trainline you can enjoy Calais and beyond, just check out this awesome route that carries you to Paris in less than two hours, so you can take in the coast and marvel at the capital in no time at all! TGV trains will be your speedy transport to Paris, with two classes available and all seats coming with free Wi-Fi and their own power sockets. So, let’s get this adventure started.

Effortlessly stylish and bustling, take your trip to the next level by treating yourself to elegant pastries baked to perfection as only the French know how. Head to the Eiffel Tower (don’t worry, there’s a lift on this one) and continue to enjoy waterside living with a serene walk along the Seine, especially beautiful in the evening light. Ready to go? Check out our journey information below and book your train tickets from Calais to Paris with us.

Journey timeFrom 1h 37m
Price$17.37 - $325.46
Distance236km (147 miles)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationCalais
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Calais to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Calais to Paris for Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:3311:142h 41m, 1 change
09:0612:083h 02m, 1 change
10:3212:141h 42m, direct
10:5913:222h 23m, 2 changes
10:5913:593h 00m, 1 change
12:3214:141h 42m, direct
13:3715:141h 37m, direct
15:0217:142h 12m, 1 change
16:2818:141h 46m, direct
16:3419:142h 40m, 1 change

TGV and SNCF trains from Calais to Paris

You can travel from Calais to Paris on TGV 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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

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

Train tickets from Calais to Paris start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €63.90.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price50.02
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price51.22
on the day
avg. single price63.90

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 20 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 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Calais to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Calais to Paris can start from as little as €15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 8 direct trains from Calais to Paris. 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 04:53. 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 21:32. 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 236km 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. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Calais to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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