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Duration 4h 34m
Distance 278 km
Average price 186€
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The average train between Leicester and Calais takes 4h 34m and the fastest train takes 3h 14m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Leicester 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. Leicester
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Calais
4h 21m
112€ - 397€

Leicester to Calais train times

Trains run three times a week between Leicester and Calais. The service departs Leicester at 07:19 in the morning, which arrives into Calais at 11:33. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 34m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Calais Ville via London St Pancras Eurostar and Calais Frethun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Leicester and Calais is 278 km.

Leicester to Calais train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Leicester station.

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

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Calais is 1h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 5:02 PM in Leicester and 6:02 PM in Calais.

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

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