There are 6 ways to get from Leeds 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  •  4 h 48 min

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

$81 - $153

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Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$26 - $35

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds 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

$111 - $255

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 42 min

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

$228 - $253

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 59 min

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

$81 - $118

Train, fly, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Ostend (OST) MAN - OST
  3. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais

$82 - $378

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Calais is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £200 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Calais. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Calais is 245 miles.

The best way to get from Leeds to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Leeds to Calais, including transfers.

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Leeds to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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

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The best way to get from Leeds to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £27 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Calais.
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  • Distance: 244.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Leeds to Calais via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Manchester to Ostend
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Single
$24 - $40
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $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 from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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