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.

Recommended option

Fly Belfast City to London City, train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$115 - $331

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$53 - $74

6 alternative options

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 17 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

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 29 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

$87 - $253

Car ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$269 - $431

Car ferry, train, bus  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$162 - $241

Car ferry, bus  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$83 - $97

Car ferry, drive  •  12 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

$165 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Calais is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 20 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Calais is to fly and train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £85 - £250.

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The distance between Belfast and Calais is 661 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Belfast to Calais, including transfers.

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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 20 h 46 min.

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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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Carlisle to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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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