There are 6 ways to get from Bournemouth to Calais by train, car ferry, bus, car 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  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$84 - $160

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Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$20 - $27

4 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory
  3. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$97 - $145

Bus, train, carferry  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Eastbourne
  2. Take the train from Eastbourne to Rye
  3. Take the bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Dover Priory Railway Station
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$72 - $96

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$208 - $224

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$63 - $91

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Calais is 165 miles.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Bournemouth to Calais, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 5 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 1:55 PM in Bournemouth and 2:55 PM in Calais.

There are 249+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Calais.
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  • Distance: 164.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Calais via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Calais via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 8 h 5 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
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 Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lydd, Camp (Lydd Camp) to Dover Priory Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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