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There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone to Calais by train, bus, car ferry, taxi 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  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$49 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Gillingham to Dover National Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$32 - $46

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford International station 10X
  2. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est

$45 - $63

Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  1h 11m

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun

$275 - $296

Taxi, car ferry  •  1h 24m

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$143 - $175

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Calais is to bus and car ferry which costs £24 - £35 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Calais is to taxi and Eurotunnel which costs £210 - £230 and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Calais. However, there are services departing from Maidstone East and arriving at Calais Ville via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Calais-Fréthun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Maidstone and Calais is 62 miles.

The best way to get from Maidstone to Calais without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Maidstone to Calais, including transfers.

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Maidstone to Calais train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Maidstone East station.

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Calais is 1h ahead of Maidstone. It is currently 3:46 PM in Maidstone and 4:46 PM in Calais.

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

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There are 235+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Calais.
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  • Distance: 62.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

You can take a train from Maidstone to Calais via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., and Calais-Fréthun in around 2h 44m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
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
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Maidstone, The Cannon to Ashford International station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 Gillingham to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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