There are 6 ways to get from Southampton to Calais by train, car ferry, bus, 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  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun Est

$75 - $142

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Calais Ouibus

$18 - $25

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry via London Waterloo East  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Dover Priory
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$88 - $127

Train, car ferry  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton
  2. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  3. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  4. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$111 - $173

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 47 min

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

$197 - $211

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 9 min

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

$56 - $82

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Calais is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Calais is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £150 - £170 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Calais is 143 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Southampton to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Calais. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Calais via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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Southampton to Calais bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Calais.
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  • Distance: 142.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Calais via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Calais-Fréthun in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Calais via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London in around 8 h.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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
$167
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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