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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais by train, car ferry, bus, car or car train

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$62 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$20 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Tonbridge to Dover Priory
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$62 - $92

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$187 - $194

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$42 - $61

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £140 - £150 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Gare de Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Gare de Calais Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Calais is 89 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £45 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £45 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais.
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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Calais, France?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Calais-Fréthun, and Gare de Calais Fréthun in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 7 h 25 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
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
Southeastern
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
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 1 h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 10:12 AM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 11:12 AM in Calais.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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There are 246+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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