There are 5 ways to get from London to Calais by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train or car ferry

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  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Calais Frethun Eil

73€ - 341€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Calais 152.6 km

7€ - 24€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from London to Calais Ferry 450 / ...

13€ - 27€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1h 56m

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

160€ - 166€

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 6m

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

36€ - 51€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Calais is to rideshare which costs £7 - £21 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £140 - £150 and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Calais Ferry. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Calais. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Les Fontinettes via Calais Frethun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between London and Calais is 151 km.

The best way to get from London to Calais without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £65 - £310.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from London to Calais, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Calais is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £65 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £24 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from London to Calais.
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  • Distance: 151.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Calais Frethun 3 times a day. Tickets cost 70€ - 330€ and the journey takes 1h 1m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from London to Calais Ferry every 4 hours. Tickets cost 18€ - 27€ and the journey takes 5h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Calais Ferry
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Calais
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 24€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Calais bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Calais Ferry station.

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Calais is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 2:08 AM in London and 3:08 AM in Calais.

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

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Book your London to Calais bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ 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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