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There are 4 ways to get from Ashford to Calais by train, bus, car ferry, taxi or car train

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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Train  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$38 - $53

3 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Dover Priory
  2. Take the bus from Dover to Dover 007
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$40 - $66

Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  52m

  1. Take a taxi from Ashford to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun

$225 - $234

Taxi, car ferry  •  1h 3m

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

$91 - $114

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The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Calais is to train and bus and car ferry which costs £30 - £55 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Calais is to taxi and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £180 and takes 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Calais. However, there are services departing from Ashford(Kent) Int. and arriving at Calais Les Fontinettes via Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 4m.

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The distance between Ashford and Calais is 45 miles.

The best way to get from Ashford to Calais without a car is to train which takes 1h 4m and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 4m to get from Ashford to Calais, including transfers.

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Ashford to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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Calais is 1h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 12:47 AM in Ashford and 1:47 AM in Calais.

Ashford to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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Map of how to get from Ashford to Calais.
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  • Distance: 45 miles
  • Duration: 1h 4m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Ashford to Calais 4 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 34m.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 to Dover
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dover, Pencester Road to Dover, Eastern Docks
Ave. Duration
5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Ashford to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
17m
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk

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