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

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Recommended option

Eurotunnel, taxi  •  43 min

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

$206 - $216

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to Dover 27.8 miles

$5

3 alternative options

Eurotunnel, bus, train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central station
  3. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory

Car ferry  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$24 - $35

Night bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover N814

$23 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Dover is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Dover is to Eurotunnel and taxi which costs 175€ - 190€ and takes 43 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Dover, Dover. This bus operates Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Calais and arriving at Dover. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Calais and Dover is 43 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Dover without a car is to Eurotunnel and taxi which takes 43 min and costs 175€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Calais to Dover, including transfers.

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

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Calais to Dover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dover, Dover station.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Dover.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

There is no direct connection from Calais to Dover. However, you can take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone then take the taxi to Dover. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Calais to Dover via Folkestone, Cheriton, Tesco, Folkestone Central station, and Folkestone Central in around 1 h 29 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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Night bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Folkestone to Dover
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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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Dover is 1 h behind Calais. It is currently 11:02 PM in Calais and 10:02 PM in Dover.

Book your Calais to Dover bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 490+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Calais and Dover. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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