There are 6 ways to get from Calais to Canterbury by car train, taxi, bus, train, car ferry or night bus

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, taxi  •  53 min

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

$222 - $232

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Night bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Calais to Canterbury Ouibus

$16 - $22

4 alternative options

Eurotunnel, bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Waitrose

$182

Eurotunnel, bus, train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International
  4. Take the train from Ashford International to Canterbury West

$195 - $205

Carferry, taxi  •  1 h 57 min

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

$75 - $99

Carferry  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover

$31 - $43

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Calais and arriving at Canterbury. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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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 Eurotunnel and taxi which takes 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Calais to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Calais to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Calais station.

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

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Canterbury is 1 h behind Calais. It is currently 1:17 PM in Calais and 12:17 PM in Canterbury.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

There is no direct connection from Calais to Canterbury. However, you can take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone then take the taxi to Canterbury. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Calais to Canterbury via Folkestone, Cheriton, Tesco, and Folkestone, Bus Station in around 1 h 51 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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Ashford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Waitrose
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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
Night bus from Calais to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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