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

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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Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  52 min

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

$219 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Dover National Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$30 - $44

4 alternative options

Taxi, car ferry  •  1 h

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

$76 - $97

Line 17 bus, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Cheriton Post Office 17
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$171

Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$47 - $69

Bus, car ferry via Calais  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Dover National Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$30 - $44

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Calais is to bus and car ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Calais is to taxi and Eurotunnel which costs £165 - £175 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Calais. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Gare de Calais Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Calais is 41 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Calais without a car is to taxi and Eurotunnel which takes 52 min and costs £165 - £175.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from Canterbury to Calais, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Calais train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 10:45 PM in Canterbury and 11:45 PM in Calais.

Canterbury to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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There are 246+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Calais.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Calais via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Calais-Fréthun, and Gare de Calais Fréthun in around 2 h 18 min.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury to Dover
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to Cheriton Post Office
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Canterbury to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$45 - $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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