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There are 8 ways to get from Liverpool 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  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$160 - $277

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Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$27 - $36

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Train, car ferry  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street 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 car ferry from Dover to Calais

$176 - $260

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 7 min

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

$232 - $259

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 25 min

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

$87 - $127

Train, fly to Southend  •  7 h 34 min

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

$142 - $445

Train, fly to Brussels  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$131 - $386

Train, fly to Paris CDG  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - 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

$121 - $312

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to train which costs £120 - £220 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Calais. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Calais is 268 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Calais without a car is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs £120 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Liverpool to Calais, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Calais train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs £120 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 11 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Calais.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Calais via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $110
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 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 Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
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 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 3:35 AM in Liverpool and 4:35 AM in Calais.

Liverpool to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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