There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Calais by bus and ferry, train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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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Bus and ferry, train, carferry  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$128 - $229

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$37 - $47

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Carferry, train  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$213 - $483

Carferry, drive  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$121 - $256

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Southend (SEN) DUB - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$102 - $337

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU) DUB - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$109 - $303

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$131 - $407

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Beauvais (BVA) DUB - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$125 - $357

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUB - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$146 - $337

Fly to Charleroi, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Charleroi (CRL) DUB - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$107 - $322

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Calais. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 56 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Calais is 613 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Calais without a car is to bus and ferry and train and carferry which takes 15 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 27 min to get from Dublin to Calais, including transfers.

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Dublin to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 7:07 PM in Dublin and 8:07 PM in Calais.

Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Dublin Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Calais.
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  • Distance: 383 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 27 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Calais. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Birmingham, take the walk to Birmingham New Street, take the train to London Euston, take the walk to St Pancras International, take the train to Dover Priory, take the walk to Dover Priory Railway Station, take the bus to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port), take the walk to Dover, then take the carferry to Calais. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Calais via Bootle, Seaforth, Muspratt Road, Liverpool, North John Street (Town Hall), Liverpool Lime Street, London Euston, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 15 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Charleroi via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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