There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester 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.

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Train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$149 - $276

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Bus  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$29 - $38

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains, carferry  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  3. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$165 - $266

Train, carferry via Nottingham  •  10 h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$155 - $236

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$229 - $255

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$84 - $122

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 3 min

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

$134 - $435

Line 101 bus, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$123 - $351

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - 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

$114 - $315

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Calais. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Calais via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Calais is 246 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Calais without a car is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Greater Manchester to Calais, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 5:28 PM in Greater Manchester and 6:28 PM in Calais.

Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Calais.
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  • Distance: 245.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Calais via Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr, Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Calais via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria Coach Station, and London in around 11 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 - $45
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
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
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
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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