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There are 5 ways to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais by taxi, car ferry, train, bus, night bus, car or car train

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Recommended option

Taxi, car ferry  •  2h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Ashford Designer Outlet to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

62€ - 119€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais Ferry 450

23€ - 41€

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Ebbsfleet International Eil
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais Frethun Eil

85€ - 377€

Night bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the night bus from Canterbury to Calais Ferry 450

23€ - 41€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Ashford Designer Outlet to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun

147€ - 149€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais is to bus which costs £20 - £40 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £134 - £137 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais. However, there are services departing from Ashford International and arriving at Calais Ville via Ebbsfleet International Eurostar and Calais Frethun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Ashford Designer Outlet and Calais is 71 km.

The best way to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais without a car is to taxi and car ferry which takes 2h 1m and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais, including transfers.

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Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Ashford International station.

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The best way to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs £75 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £40 and takes 4h 41m.

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Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais Frethun station.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais.
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  • Distance: 71.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 1m

What companies run services between Ashford Designer Outlet, England and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Ashford Designer Outlet to Calais via Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International Eurostar, and Calais Frethun in around 3h 23m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Canterbury to Calais Ferry twice daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 22€ and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Eurostar to Ebbsfleet International Eurostar
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
50€ - 65€
Standard Premier
90€ - 120€
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais Frethun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
100€ - 140€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
143€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Canterbury to Calais Ferry
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
21€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€
Other operators
Taxi from Ashford Designer Outlet to Dover
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666 494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666 666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Apollo Taxis Ashford
Phone
+44 1233 38 00 38
Website
apollo-taxi.co.uk

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