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Bus Information to Calais from London

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesEurolines France, National Express or Ouibus

Buses from London to Calais cover the 93 miles (150 km) long route with our travel partners like Eurolines France, National Express or Ouibus. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Calais, Terminal Ferry.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between London and Calais? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on buses between London and Calais. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 93 miles (150 km) from London to Calais.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the London to Calais bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

When purchasing your National Express bus tickets between London and Calais, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Calais

Crossing the channel from London to mainland Europe is easy with plenty of buses from London to Calais. Journey times will be around five hours, and four direct buses leave London Victoria every day of the week, all year round. 

Which bus companies travel from London to Calais?

Eurolines is the main operator on the London to Calais route, running three direct buses every day. Travellers can also choose a single daily service with BlaBlaBus if they prefer.

How long is the bus from London to Calais?

Buses from London to Calais will take between five hours and five and a half hours to get to their destination. No changes are needed, although buses will need to board a vehicle ferry to cross the Channel, which adds one hour onto every journey.

How many buses are there from London to Calais?

Buses depart London Victoria bus Station for Calais every day. Whenever travellers need to visit Calais, they can expect four direct services. This usually includes a mid-morning departure and three evening services.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Calais?

Departure bus station: All buses to Calais from London will start their journeys at London Victoria bus Station. London's leading bus transport centre, Victoria is well-placed for those staying in both London suburbs and the city center. Nearby Victoria Station has excellent rail connections to Kent and Surrey, while the Victoria, District and Circle Lines of the London Underground link the station with almost all parts of the city. Buses also run straight to the bus station from Brixton, Westminster and the West End, making it easy for all travellers to reach their bus without any hassle.

Arrival bus station: Buses from London will drop off travellers at Calais Terminal Ferry. The Terminal is around two miles' walk from the actual city of Calais, but getting into town shouldn't be difficult. cab rides won't take more than 7-10 minutes to reach the Hotel de Ville, and visitors can walk down the Rue Lamy to the centre of town in 45 minutes. Vivabus services also run into town and serve Cite Europe, Calais' premier shopping destination. Those headed to Calais Station should follow directions to the city center, cross the bridge, and follow the Avenue du President Wilson. The station should be on the right-hand side.

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FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Calais, France?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Calais, France by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the safety rules to follow in Calais, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from London to Calais as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France by bus?

The restriction level for your return bus to London, United Kingdom from Calais is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into London from Calais restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Calais?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to London from Calais closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Calais from London by bus?
You should expect to travel around 93 miles (150 km)  to Calais from London by bus.
When traveling by bus from London to Calais, which bus station in London do I depart from and which bus station in Calais do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a bus from London Victoria   to Calais, Terminal Ferry   most frequently for this route.

Where is the London bus station located? Where is the Calais bus station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Calais most often arrive at Calais, Terminal Ferry and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this bus station to the city center.

What bus providers offer a service to Calais from London?
When taking a bus from London to Calais, you can count on Eurolines France, National Express or Ouibus for the best way to get you to Calais. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Calais from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Calais
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City