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There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Canterbury by car ferry, taxi, car train, bus or train

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Car ferry, taxi  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  2. Take a taxi from Dover to Canterbury

$74 - $98

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$30 - $42

3 alternative options

Eurotunnel, bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Bus Station 16 - Gold

$189 - $198

Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to Ebbsfleet International Station
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Canterbury West

$67 - $118

Eurotunnel, taxi  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  2. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Canterbury

$237 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Canterbury is to car ferry which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Canterbury is to Eurotunnel and taxi which costs 200€ - 220€ and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Canterbury West via Gare de Calais-Fréthun and Ebbsfleet International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Calais and Canterbury is 65 km.

The best way to get from Calais to Canterbury without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 1h 57m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Calais to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Calais to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Gare de Calais-Fréthun station.

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Canterbury is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 3:01 AM in Calais and 2:01 AM in Canterbury.

Calais to Canterbury train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Canterbury West station.

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There are 756+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Canterbury via Calais-Fréthun, Gare de Calais-Fréthun, and Ebbsfleet International in around 3h 19m.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Calais-Fréthun to Ebbsfleet International Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Premier
$75 - $81
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Dover to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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