Basel to Calais by train

  • First train
    05:21
  • Last train
    23:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 45m
  • Distance
    563 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    9
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Calais by train

Fast trains from Basel to Calais take around 5 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 563 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Calais.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Calais?

Journeys between Basel and Calais usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Basel to Calais every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Calais?

The Basel to Calais train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Calais train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Calais is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:21 and the last train is around 23:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:21, and the last at 23:38.

When to book Basel to Calais train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Calais by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Calais?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Calais, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • Autocar
  • Corail
  • ICE
  • Lyria
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Calais to Basel by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.