There are 12 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 Stansted, train  •  8 h 47 min

  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 - $331

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Bus, bus and ferry via Outside Heuston Train Station  •  21 h 38 min

  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 bus from London to Calais

$54 - $78

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Bus to Knock, fly to London Stansted, train  •  8 h 38 min

  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 Knock, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Gatwick (LGW) NOC - 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

$120 - $469

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  9 h 7 min

  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 - $362

Bus to Dublin, fly to Brussels, train  •  10 h 47 min

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

$116 - $315

Bus to Dublin, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  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-Fréthun

$137 - $419

Bus to Dublin, fly to Beauvais, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Beauvais (BVA) DUB - BVA
  3. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$131 - $374

Bus to Dublin, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  11 h 53 min

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

$157 - $349

Train, bus and ferry  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Galway 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

$123 - $210

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 31 min

  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

$62 - $80

Drive, carferry  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Rosslare
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Drive from Fishguard to Dover
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$174 - $242

Questions & Answers

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 Clifton Court Hotel Eden Quay, Dublin and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 31 min.

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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 18 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min 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 Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Galway. It is currently 12:02 PM in Galway and 1:02 PM in Calais.

Ryanair offers flights from Shannon Airport to London Stansted 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 Galway to Calais.
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  • Distance: 492 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

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 Stansted, take the walk to Stansted Airport, take the train to Tottenham Hale, take the walk to Tottenham Hale Underground Station, take the Tube to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground 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 Underground Station, take the Tube to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground 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 Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Shannon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Knock to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
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
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
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
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
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
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
$44 - $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
$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 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
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
$55 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 - $40
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
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
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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

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