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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.

Calais to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 24m to travel from Calais to Paris by train, over a distance of around 147 miles (236 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Calais to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 2m
PriceFrom €15
Distance147 miles (236 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
Departure stationCalais
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, BlaBlaBus

Calais to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Calais to Paris for Monday 17th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:20 Calais Ville07:29 Paris Gare du NordTER 48800 SNCF Get tickets3h 9m, 1 change
05:32 Calais Ville08:08 Paris Gare du NordTER 44810 SNCF Get tickets2h 36m, 1 change
06:05 Calais Fréthun08:14 Paris Gare du NordTER 44400 SNCF Get tickets2h 9m, 1 change
07:05 Calais Fréthun08:59 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7508 SNCF Get tickets1h 54m, direct
07:34 Calais Fréthun09:44 Paris Gare du NordTER 44402 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, 1 change
08:06 Calais Fréthun10:34 Paris Gare du NordTER 44404 SNCF Get tickets2h 28m, 2 changes
10:06 Calais Fréthun12:08 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7516 SNCF Get tickets2h 2m, direct
10:38 Calais Ville13:29 Paris Gare du NordTER 16352 SNCF Get tickets2h 51m, direct
12:31 Calais Fréthun14:32 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 7520 SNCF Get tickets2h 1m, direct
14:32 Calais Ville17:14 Paris Gare du NordTER 44822 SNCF Get tickets2h 42m, 1 change

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.

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 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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 €15 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 24 minutes, with around 27 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 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Calais to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Calais to Paris can start from as little as €15 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 5 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 04:32. 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 19:32. 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 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 05/17/2021. 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 06/04/2021 for travel on 06/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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