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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.

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Train  •  1h 35m

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

$48 - $100

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Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Calais 95.4 miles

$9 - $28

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  1h 57m

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

$200 - $211

Drive, car ferry  •  2h 6m

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

$41 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from London to Calais is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Calais is to train which costs £35 - £80 and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Calais. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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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 1h 35m.

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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 1h 35m and costs £35 - £80.

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It takes approximately 1h 35m 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 1h 35m and costs £35 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from London to Calais.
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  • Distance: 94.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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 55m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Calais 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
55m
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-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
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
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
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
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Calais is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:39 AM in London and 9:39 AM in Calais.

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

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There are 233+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 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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