There are 7 ways to get from London to Calais by train, bus, car ferry, rideshare, 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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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$48 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$8 - $12

5 alternative options

Bus, carferry  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) 007 / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$36 - $49

Train, carferry  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Dover Priory
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$66 - $91

Rideshare  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Calais 95.4 miles

$9 - $28

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 47 min

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

$187 - $194

Drive, carferry  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais

$42 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Calais. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Calais. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Calais Ville via Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between London and Calais is 95 miles.

The best way to get from London to Calais without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from London to Calais, including transfers.

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London to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Calais is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 35 min.

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London to Calais bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 8:07 AM in London and 9:07 AM in Calais.

Map of how to get from London to Calais.
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  • Distance: 94.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between London, England and Calais, France?

Eurostar operates a train from London to Calais 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $90 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Calais once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
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
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
$173
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 Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd to Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $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 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Calais train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Calais-Fréthun station.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Calais. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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