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There are 9 ways to get from Cork to Calais by plane, train, bus and ferry or bus

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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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Heathrow (LHR) ORK - LHR
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

95€ - 365€

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Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

64€ - 94€

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Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Stansted (STN) ORK - STN
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

86€ - 250€

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Gatwick (LGW) ORK - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

88€ - 325€

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Luton (LTN) ORK - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

91€ - 338€

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Paris CDG (CDG) ORK - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais Fréthun

119€ - 424€

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORK - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

129€ - 363€

Train, bus and ferry  •  19h 4m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

131€ - 224€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras X8
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

84€ - 115€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Calais is to bus and bus and ferry via Dublin which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 22h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Calais is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 370€ and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Calais. However, there are services departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Calais via Dublin and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 26m.

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The distance between Cork and Calais is 723 km.

The best way to get from Cork to Calais without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 19h 4m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Cork to Calais, including transfers.

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Cork to Calais bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from St. Patricks Quay station.

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The quickest flight from Cork Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Cork to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 1h ahead of Cork. It is currently 5:24 PM in Cork and 6:24 PM in Calais.

Map of how to get from Cork to Calais.
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  • Distance: 451.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Calais, France?

There is no direct connection from Cork to Calais. However, you can take the line 226 bus to Cork Airport, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station, take the subway to King's Cross St. Pancras station, take the walk to London St. Pancras International, take the train to Calais-Fréthun, then take the train to Calais. Alternatively, you can take the line 226 bus to Cork Airport, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to London Stansted, take the walk to Stansted Airport, take the train to Tottenham Hale, take the walk to Tottenham Hale station, take the subway to King's Cross St. Pancras station, take the walk to London St. Pancras International, take the train to Calais-Fréthun, then take the train to Calais.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 440€
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 430€
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 430€
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 440€
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 430€
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 170€
Flights from Cork to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Cork to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
35€ - 80€
Premier
75€ - 90€
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
28€ - 50€
Premier
55€ - 58€
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 95€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
40€ - 95€
Premier
85€ - 110€
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 26€
1st Class
37€ - 40€
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
24€ - 40€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
70€ - 95€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
1st Class
35€ - 50€
2nd Class
23€ - 30€
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Book at
National Express
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Calais
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Ouibus
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Cork Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 293+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 20m and costs 4€ - 6€.

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