There are 6 ways to get from Bristol 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  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$113 - $222

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$21 - $29

4 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Dover Priory
  3. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$128 - $211

Bus via Bath City Centre, Bus Station  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$23 - $33

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 31 min

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

$212 - $230

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 54 min

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

$66 - $96

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Calais is 197 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Bristol to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bristol to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 10 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 4:17 PM in Bristol and 5:17 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 Bristol to Calais.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Calais via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Calais via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 8 h 10 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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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