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There are 10 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 Heathrow, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BHD - LHR
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$106 - $336

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 31 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

$66 - $82

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Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$111 - $338

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 31 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

$86 - $253

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 22 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

$111 - $282

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$189 - $413

Car ferry, train via Chester  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$184 - $413

Car ferry, train #2  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$363 - $632

Bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry  •  21 h 31 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

$119 - $164

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$115 - $256

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Calais is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £65 and takes 21 h 31 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 6 h 2 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 31 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 train which takes 12 h 57 min and costs £140 - £320.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 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 Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 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 5:06 PM in Belfast and 6:06 PM in Calais.

Map of how to get from Belfast to Calais.
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  • Distance: 413.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 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 Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station, take the subway to King's Cross St. Pancras station, take the walk to London St. Pancras International, take the train to Calais-Fréthun, then take the train to Calais. Alternatively, 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 Bank DLR Station, take the walk to Bank station, take the subway to King's Cross St. Pancras 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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Belfast City to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
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 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
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 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
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
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
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 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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Flybe, Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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