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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais by subway, train, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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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Subway, train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$52 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from London Elephant and Castle to Dover National Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$41 - $60

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$191 - $201

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 24 min

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

$47 - $68

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £145 - £155 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Calais is 107 miles.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais without a car is to subway and train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £40 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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

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Calais is 1 h ahead of London Heathrow Airport (LHR). It is currently 2:32 AM in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and 3:32 AM in Calais.

There are 248+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais.
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  • Distance: 106.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Calais, France?

Ouibus operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Calais once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
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
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 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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 London Elephant and Castle to Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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