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Calais to Paris drive

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 Parc Asterix
 Eiffel Tower
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day

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Calais to Paris road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Calais to Paris. If you're planning a road trip to Paris, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Calais
drive for about 49 minutes

9:49 am  Aire-sur-la-Lys
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:49 am
drive for about 44 minutes

11:33 am  Lille
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:38 pm  Albert
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:44 pm  Pierrefonds
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

5:20 pm  Parc Asterix
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

6:56 pm  Eiffel Tower
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 8:41 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

8:46 pm  arrive in Paris
stay at Hôtel Costes

driving ≈ 5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Calais to Paris.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Calais, France.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?


Lille  (5 answers)
    questions about Lille:
        Things to do in Lille France?



Parc Asterix  (2 mentions)

Eiffel Tower  (140 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Paris, France.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Paris?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Paris.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hôtel Costes, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Mama Shelter  (6 mentions)
Hôtel Chopin  (5 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Paris? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Paris?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Café de Flore, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ladurée  (12 mentions)
Chez Janou  (10 mentions)
Le Bouillon Chartier  (9 mentions)
Breizh Café  (8 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Paris? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Paris?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Eiffel Tower  (134 mentions)
The Louvre  (106 mentions)
Montmartre  (91 mentions)
Quartier Du Marais  (62 mentions)
Notre-Dame de Paris  (60 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Paris. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best views of Paris for dates?  (24 answers)

profile  AZ from Phoenix asked:
4 Days in Paris - Recommendations?  (23 answers)

profile  Amy from Florida asked:
Should I stay near Eiffel Tower or city center (Notre Dame area)?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Paris?  (20 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
Free things to do in Paris?  (19 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Paris.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Paris to Calais drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Calais to Paris. Or get a full Calais to Paris flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Calais well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Calais!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 180 miles
driving time of 3 hours
2 Calais travel answers
5 Lille travel answers
1 Pierrefonds travel answer
745 Paris travel answers

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