There are two train stations in Calais, France. Le Pet Express collects its passengers from Calais Frethun. Below are some quick tips to help you understand the trains traveling to Calais Frethun, things to do there and its environs.
- Trains arriving at Calais Frethun from Paris, Gare du Nord can split and terminate at either Arras or Dunkirk rather than going to Calais Frethun. This means one half of the train will travel to Calais Frethun and the other half to an entirely different city like Arras or Dunkirk. Announcements are not in English so be mindful when boarding the train to Calais Frethun. Check the carriage you’re on is going to Calais Frethun.
- Calais Frethun is not in the center of Calais. It is a quiet, small, modern station with a security guard. There are no restaurants in the station. Two nearby restaurants are the Patisserie and Cafe de la Gare. Both are pet friendly. Walk out the side of the train station by the platforms and to the end of the parking lot. There you’ll see the sign for Care de la Gare. Follow it to the right.
- Cafe de la Gare https://www.calais-cotedopale.co.uk/eating/restaurants/le-cafe-de-la-gare-2713494
- A Patisserie: on the same street as Cafe de la Gare. Walk down the same street as Cafe de la Gare past the bus stop and it will be on your left about 3 to 4 minutes.