There are 5 ways to get from Calais to Gillingham by train, car ferry, taxi, bus, 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  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to Ebbsfleet International Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Gillingham (Kent)

£63 - £327

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Chatham

£8 - £11

3 alternative options

Car ferry, taxi  •  2h 22m

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

£114 - £146

Night bus, train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the night bus from Calais, Calais Ferry to Canterbury El450 / ...
  2. Take the train from Canterbury East to Gillingham (Kent)

£20 - £45

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1h 25m

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

£138 - £142

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Gillingham is to bus which costs 10€ - 12€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Gillingham is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs 160€ - 170€ and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Chatham. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Gillingham. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Gillingham (Kent) via Calais Frethun and Ebbsfleet International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Calais and Gillingham is 65 miles.

The best way to get from Calais to Gillingham without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs 70€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Calais to Gillingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Gillingham is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs 70€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 12€ and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Gillingham.
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  • Distance: 64.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Gillingham via Calais Frethun and Ebbsfleet International in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, Eurobus SK operates a bus from Calais to Gillingham once a week. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£6 - £9
1st Class
£11 - £17
Train from Canterbury East to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£12 - £18
1st Class
£18 - £26
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
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Calais to Chatham
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£8 - £11
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Calais, Calais Ferry to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Dover to Gillingham
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Dover White Cliffs Taxis
Phone
+44 1304 20 20 70
Website
doverwhitecliffstaxi.com
Dover Taxis
Phone
+44 1304 20 40 40
Website
dovertaxis.com
County Taxis
Phone
+44 1304 208 208
Website
county-taxis.co.uk
Central Taxi Dover
Phone
+44 1304 212 212
Website
centraltaxidover.co.uk

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

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Gillingham is 1h behind Calais. It is currently 6:00 AM in Calais and 5:00 AM in Gillingham.

Calais to Gillingham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Gillingham (Kent) station.

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There are 466+ hotels available in Gillingham. Prices start at £75 per night.

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