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

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, drive  •  54 min

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

£134 - £136

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to Dover 27.8 miles

£4

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Dover N700 / ...

£7 - £10

Car ferry  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

£18 - £26

Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to Ebbsfleet International Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Dover Priory

£82 - £346

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

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Dover is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 153€ - 156€ and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Dover. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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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 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Dover. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Dover Priory via Calais Frethun and Ebbsfleet International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Calais and Dover is 27 miles.

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The best way to get from Calais to Dover without a car is to bus which takes 1h 17m and costs 8€ - 11€.

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from Calais to Dover, including transfers.

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

Eurobus SK operates a bus from Calais to Dover once a week. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 17m. FlixBus also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Calais to Dover via Calais Frethun and Ebbsfleet International in around 3h 11m.

Train operators
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais Frethun to Ebbsfleet International Eurostar
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£250 - £290
Standard
£55 - £70
Standard Premier
£90 - £120
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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, Calais Terminal Ferry to Dover, Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4
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blablacar.co.uk

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Calais to Dover bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, depart from Calais station.

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Dover is to bus which takes 1h 17m and costs 8€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 400€ and takes 3h 11m.

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

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Dover is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 11:15 AM in Calais and 10:15 AM in Dover.

Calais to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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There are 657+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at £75 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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