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There are 11 ways to get from Galway to Calais by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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 to Shannon, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Heathrow (LHR) SNN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$130 - $438

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay 720
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$59 - $73

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Bus to Knock, fly to London Stansted, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Stansted (STN) NOC - STN
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$103 - $318

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Stansted, train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Stansted (STN) SNN - STN
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$111 - $330

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Gatwick (LGW) SNN - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun

$103 - $361

Train to Dublin, fly to Brussels, train  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU) DUB - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$149 - $382

Train to Dublin, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  9h 57m

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

$170 - $448

Train to Dublin, fly to Beauvais, bus, train  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Beauvais (BVA) DUB - BVA
  3. Take the bus from Beauvais Airport to Amiens - Gare Routière
  4. Take the train from Amiens to Calais Ville

$110 - $350

Train, bus and ferry  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston 6
  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

$121 - $205

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  20h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Outside Heuston Train Station 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Ashford International
  4. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$110 - $178

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 48m

  1. Drive from Galway to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to Dover
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$166 - $239

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Calais is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 21h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Calais is to bus and fly and train which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 8h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Calais via Dublin, Liberty Hall, Dublin and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 46m.

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The distance between Galway and Calais is 787 km.

The best way to get from Galway to Calais without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 18h 51m and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8h 44m to get from Galway to Calais, including transfers.

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Galway to Calais bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Calais is 1h ahead of Galway. It is currently 2:47 AM in Galway and 3:47 AM in Calais.

Map of how to get from Galway to Calais.
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  • Distance: 492 miles
  • Duration: 8h 44m

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

There is no direct connection from Galway to Calais. However, you can take the bus to Shannon, Shannon Airport, take the walk to Shannon 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 bus to Lurga, Knock Airport, take the walk to Knock 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 Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Knock to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Shannon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $90
Premier
$85 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Thameslink
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
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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 Amiens to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Bus Eireann
Keolis Oise
Phone
+33 3 44 53 93 60
Email
oise@keolis.com
Website
keolis-oise.com
Bus from Beauvais Airport to Amiens - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
keolis-oise.com
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 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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