There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais by train, car ferry, bus, car train or car

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  •  3 h 31 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

$61 - $118

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

$19 - $25

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Dover Priory
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$77 - $127

Train, bus, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  3. Take the bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, Kingsnorth Gardens 10
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$227 - $251

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 39 min

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

$183 - $190

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

$41 - $61

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 10 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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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Calais is 89 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 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 Calais Ville via London St. Pancras International and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The nearest airport to Calais is Le Touquet (LTQ) Airport which is 32 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (87.5 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (89.3 miles), London Stansted (STN) (95 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (106.8 miles).

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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 31 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, and Calais-Fréthun in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Calais via London Victoria and London in around 7 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$167
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ashford International Railway Station to Folkestone, Kingsnorth Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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