There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Calais by taxi, car train, car ferry, bus, train 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

Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  52 min

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

$215 - $223

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Canterbury to Calais Ouibus

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi, car ferry  •  1 h

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

$74 - $95

Line 007 bus, car ferry  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 007 bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) 007 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$29 - $44

Train  •  2 h 36 min

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

$45 - $68

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Calais is to night bus which costs £4 - £6 and takes 3 h 55 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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The distance between Canterbury and Calais is 41 miles.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Canterbury and arriving at Calais. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 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 Calais Ville via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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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., and Calais-Fréthun in around 2 h 36 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
$168
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$28 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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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