There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 12 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

$158 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

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

$27 - $36

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 20 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 train from London Charing Cross to Dover Priory
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$159 - $238

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 7 min

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

$229 - $256

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 24 min

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

$86 - $127

Train, fly to Ostend, bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$74 - $369

Train, fly to Brussels  •  8 h 44 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 Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$131 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to bus which costs £21 - £28 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £180 - £210 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Calais is 268 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Liverpool to Calais, including transfers.

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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 10 h 55 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 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Ostend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Calais.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 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 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Calais via London Victoria and London in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
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
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Manchester to Ostend
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
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
$60 - $95
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
$168
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
$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
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
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 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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