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There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Bristol by train, bus, car ferry, night bus, car train 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  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

£110 - £424

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Bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Calais Ferry to London 450 / ...
  2. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BRISTOL Bus & Coach Station National Express

£19 - £32

3 alternative options

Car ferry, night bus, bus  •  9h

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take the night bus from Dover, Dover to London, London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol, Bristol City Centre

£22 - £68

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3h 44m

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

£162 - £177

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Drive from Dover to Bristol

£34 - £95

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Bristol is to bus which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 8h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Bristol is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 170€ - 200€ and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Calais Ferry and arriving at BRISTOL Bus & Coach Station via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Bristol. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads via Calais Frethun, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Calais and Bristol is 197 miles.

The best way to get from Calais to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 120€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Calais to Bristol, including transfers.

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Calais to Bristol bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Calais Ferry station.

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Calais to Bristol train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Calais Frethun station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Bristol is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 120€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 8h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Bristol via Calais Frethun, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 4h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Bristol via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station in around 8h 27m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £100
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Calais Ferry to London
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais Terminal Ferry to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dover, Dover to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol, Bristol City Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £13
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 LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BRISTOL Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45

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

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Bristol is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 6:14 PM in Calais and 5:14 PM in Bristol.

Calais to Bristol train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station.

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There are 1301+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at £75 per night.

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