There are 8 ways to get from Belfast to Calais by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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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Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London City (LCY) BHD - LCY
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun

$116 - $331

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$67 - $88

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Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Stansted (STN) BFS - STN
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$112 - $282

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BFS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$88 - $253

Car ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$338 - $534

Car ferry, train  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$194 - $328

Bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Dover Priory
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$122 - $169

Car ferry, drive  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$164 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Calais is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 21 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Calais is to fly and train which costs £85 - £260 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Calais. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Calais via Dublin and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 16 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Calais is 413 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Calais without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 13 h 59 min and costs £250 - £410.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Belfast to Calais, including transfers.

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Belfast to Calais bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Belfast. It is currently 5:04 AM in Belfast and 6:04 AM in Calais.

Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Calais.
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  • Distance: 413.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Calais, France?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Calais. However, you can take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast City Airport, take the walk to Belfast City airport, fly to London City, take the walk to London City Airport DLR Station, take the train to Stratford International DLR Station, take the walk to Stratford International, take the train to Ebbsfleet International, take the walk to Ebbsfleet International Eurostar, take the train to Calais-Fréthun, then take the train to Calais. Alternatively, you can take the line 300 shuttle to Belfast Aldergrove International Airport, take the walk to Belfast (Aldergrove) airport, fly to London Stansted, take the walk to Stansted Airport, take the train to Tottenham Hale, take the walk to Tottenham Hale Underground Station, take the Tube to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, take the walk to London St. Pancras International, take the train to Calais-Fréthun, then take the train to Calais.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Premier
$76 - $82
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
Thameslink
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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 London to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$228

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