There are 8 ways to get from Liverpool to Calais by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  5 h 4 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

$169 - $295

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Londres > Douvres > Calais > Paris Centre - Bercy / ...

$30 - $39

6 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Londres > Douvres > Calais > Paris Centre - Bercy / ...

$132 - $202

Train, bus via Birmingham Moor Street  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  3. Take the bus from London to Calais

$119 - $177

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 7 min

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

$244 - $271

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 9 min

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

$89 - $132

Train, fly to Southend  •  7 h 4 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 Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun

$151 - $448

Train, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 59 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 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$129 - $365

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 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
Train from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$71 - $73
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$68 - $71
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
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
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $50
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
SNCF
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
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool to Calais?

The distance between Liverpool and Calais is 428 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Calais?

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 10 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool to Calais?

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £120 - £220.

Is there a direct train between Liverpool and Calais?

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 5 h 4 min.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool and Calais?

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Calais. However, there are services departing from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Liverpool to Calais?

It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Liverpool to Calais, including transfers.