There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Calais by train, car ferry, bus, car, car train 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$109 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$42 - $53

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$202 - $365

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$120 - $174

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$267 - $309

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun

$122 - $322

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 25 min

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

$99 - $249

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - 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

$108 - $260

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 31 min

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

$139 - $377

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Calais is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Calais is to fly and train which costs £90 - £250 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Calais. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Calais. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Calais is 405 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Calais without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Edinburgh to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Calais train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Calais is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Calais.
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  • Distance: 405.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Calais via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Premier
$76 - $82
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
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
$55 - $70
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
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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