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Journey Summary

London to Calais Train Information

Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Calais
Distance:151 km
Train companies

Travel with Eurostar from London to Calais

You can travel by train from London to Calais with Eurostar. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Eurostar

Start your search for great prices on Eurostar trains between London and Calais on Omio. Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service that connects mainland Europe to the United Kingdom through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with routes linking London St Pancras International to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam amongst others. Eurostar trains reach speeds up to 200 mph (320 kmh), so you can travel 93 miles (150 km) quickly underwater through the Chunnel train between London and Calais.

When purchasing your Eurostar tickets from London to Calais, you can pick from Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier classes. The Standard Premier class includes spacious seating with light refreshments served, while the Business Premier class offers flexible travel options, lounge access, spacious seats, priority boarding and a hot meal. Check Eurostar’s London to Calais train schedule and ticket offers, then choose the best price for this trip. Sit back and enjoy the smooth, easy ride between London and Calais on a Eurostar train!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Calais. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • 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%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Calais
Travel by train to Calais easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Calais.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Calais from London?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required

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

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Calais before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to London, United Kingdom from Calais, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Calais to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the requirements?

  • 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
  • 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:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to London from Calais here.

How many miles is it from 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 station does the train from London to Calais depart from? Which Calais train station do I come into from London?

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? Where is the train station in Calais?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Calais Ville, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Calais.

Which train providers can get me from London to Calais?
For the route from London to Calais you can take a train with Eurostar. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from London to Calais on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Calais
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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Refreshments
London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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
London Paddington
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176