There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Brighton by car train, train, car ferry, bus, night bus 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

Eurotunnel, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

$227 - $259

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
  2. Take the bus from Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus 025 / ...

$42 - $66

4 alternative options

Carferry, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
  3. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton

$81 - $120

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Calais to Canterbury Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, St Peter's Church 29|the Regency Route / ...

$50 - $56

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 5 min

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

$191 - $201

Carferry, drive  •  3 h 21 min

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

$47 - $69

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Brighton, Preston Circus via Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Calais and Brighton is 141 km.

The best way to get from Calais to Brighton without a car is to Eurotunnel and train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Calais to Brighton, including transfers.

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Calais to Brighton bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry station.

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Calais to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Brighton is 1 h behind Calais. It is currently 12:52 PM in Calais and 11:52 AM in Brighton.

There are 669+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 87.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Calais to Brighton via Dover, Dover, Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port), Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 12 min.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.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 Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 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 Dover to London
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Calais to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Phone
01273 886200
Email
info@buses.co.uk
Website
buses.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Brighton, St Peter's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
buses.co.uk
Ferry operators

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