There are 7 ways to get from Calais to London by car train, train, bus, car ferry, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Eurotunnel, train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International

$225 - $245

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to London 95.4 miles

$15 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover N814
  2. Take the bus from Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 007 / ...

$34 - $53

Carferry, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross

$64 - $93

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to London Ouibus

$19 - $27

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Drive from Folkestone to London

$186 - $194

Carferry, drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Drive from Dover to London

$42 - $59

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at London. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Calais and London is 151 km.

The best way to get from Calais to London without a car is to Eurotunnel and train which takes 3 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Calais to London, including transfers.

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Calais to London bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Calais station.

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Calais to London bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at London station.

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London is 1 h behind Calais. It is currently 11:30 AM in Calais and 10:30 AM in London.

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There are 8331+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Calais and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Calais to London.
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  • Distance: 94.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Calais, France and London, England?

You can take a bus from Calais to London via Dover, Dover and Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to London
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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