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Duration 5h 58m
Distance 145 km
Average price 156€
Frequency 4/week

Trip overview

The average train between Gatwick and Calais takes 5h 58m and the fastest train takes 2h 38m. The train runs, on average, 4 times per week from Gatwick to Calais. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Gatwick Airport
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Calais
4h 6m
88€ - 361€

Gatwick to Calais train times

Trains run four times a week between Gatwick and Calais. The service departs Gatwick at 00:42 in the morning, which arrives into Calais at 13:43. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 58m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Gatwick to Calais. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Calais Ville via London St Pancras Eurostar and Calais Frethun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Gatwick and Calais is 145 km.

Gatwick to Calais train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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Gatwick to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais Frethun station.

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Calais is 1h ahead of Gatwick. It is currently 11:17 PM in Gatwick and 12:17 AM in Calais.

There are 331+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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