There are 6 ways to get from Maidstone to Calais by bus, car train, train, car ferry, night bus or taxi

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

Bus, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) to Folkestone, Bus Station 021 / ...
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$182 - $185

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Canterbury to Calais Ouibus

$18 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 50 min

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

$50 - $72

Train, car ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Dover Priory
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$53 - $75

Taxi, Eurotunnel  •  1 h 1 min

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

$262 - $278

Taxi, car ferry  •  1 h 24 min

  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 night bus which costs £13 - £16 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Calais is to taxi and Eurotunnel which costs £200 - £220 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Chequers Bus Station and arriving at Calais via Sittingbourne, Railway Station and Canterbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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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 2 h 50 min.

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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 bus and Eurotunnel which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £139 - £142.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Maidstone to Calais, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Calais.
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  • Distance: 62.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone East to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
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
Train from Ashford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
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 Maidstone, King Street (Chequers Bus Station) to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Night bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
36 min
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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