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Overview: Train from London to Calais

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Calais cover the 93 miles (150 km) long route with our travel partners like Eurostar. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Calais Ville.

Train companies: Eurostar from London to Calais trains

Travel on Eurostar trains between London and Calais at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Calais in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Calais, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    Eurostar's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between London and Calais are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

    Trains from London to Calais: Journey Details

    There are up to six trains from London to Calais each day, including Saturday and Sunday. The service is provided by Eurostar as part of its international route and travelers need to make one change to a French regional service at Calais Frethun station. The first train departs early in the morning and the last service is in the evening. The complete train journey to Calais from London takes approximately 3 hours.

    Taking the Train from London

    All Eurostar trains from London to Calais begin their journey at St. Pancras International Station. The station is in the King's Cross area of London which is about 2 miles north of Oxford Street. Travelers can reach the station easily by Underground - all Victoria, Picadilly, Circle, District, Northern and Hammersmith & City trains calls at Kings Cross/St. Pancras station. Local buses serving the station include the 46, 10 and 73 and taxis can drop travelers at the entrance.

    Getting into Calais by Train

    Calais is a popular destination for shoppers from the UK who come for its many supermarkets and hypermarkets. However, attractions like the Church of Notre-Dame de Calais, unique artwork by Rodin at the town hall and the nearby Opal coast are well worth seeing. Eurostar trains from London to Calais arrive at Calais Frethun station which is about 10 miles from the city center. However, the route includes transfer to Calais-Ville and the journey takes around 10 minutes. On arrival at Calais-Ville visitors will easily find local buses run by Vivabus to most parts of the city. Easy to spot yellow and blue Balad'in minibuses are free and stop at the yellow bus stop close to the station. There is a shuttle bus service to the port and taxis are also availble by the station.

    Train tickets from London to Calais: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 133 €
    2 weeks earlier 78 €71%
    3 weeks earlier 65 €105%
    1 month before 55 €142%
    2 months earlier 55 €142%
    3 months earlier 65 €105%


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    • Buying your train ticket from London - Calais 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 105% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket London - Calais with 2 months in advance you save up to about 142% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 105%.
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    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Calais

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    FAQs

    What are the travel restrictions for Calais, France if I'm coming from London, United Kingdom by train?

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

    Is international entry into Calais from London restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Calais closer to your date of departure here

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Calais, France?

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

    Is my return train 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:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • 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 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Calais closer to your date of departure here here.

    How far is London to Calais by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance between London and Calais by train to be approximately 93 miles (150 km).

    What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Calais?

    When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Calais, your train can arrive in train stations including Calais Ville, Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar and Calais Les Fontinettes.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Calais Ville.

    Where is the train station in London to go to Calais? Where is the train station in Calais located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Calais Ville, located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can get me from London to Calais?

    When taking a train from London to Calais, you can count on Eurostar for the best way to get you to Calais. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from London to Calais and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Calais
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Calais.
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    Public transit options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transit options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    Public transit options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transit options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139