There are 6 ways to get from Brighton to Calais by train, bus, car train, car 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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Train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$71 - $136

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Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$17 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus, train, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Folkestone Central
  3. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$211 - $220

Train, carferry  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  3. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$79 - $116

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 2 min

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

$192 - $201

Drive, carferry  •  3 h 25 min

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

$47 - $68

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Calais. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Calais. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Calais is 88 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Brighton to Calais, including transfers.

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Brighton to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Brighton to Calais train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 48 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Brighton. It is currently 11:01 PM in Brighton and 12:01 AM in Calais.

Map of how to get from Brighton to Calais.
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  • Distance: 87.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Calais via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Calais via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 7 h 48 min.

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
Southeastern
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Brighton, St Peter's Church to Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
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 Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
Ferry operators

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

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