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Train Information from London to Calais

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersEurostar

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

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%


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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
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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from London to Calais?

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:

  • 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?

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 9/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Calais closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to London, United Kingdom from Calais, France?

Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Calais?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 9/16/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Calais.

How far is Calais from London by train?
You should expect to travel around 93 miles (150 km)  between London and Calais by train.
Which train station from London to Calais do I depart from? Which Calais train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Calais you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Calais include Calais Ville, Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar and Calais Les Fontinettes.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Calais Ville.

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

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

Passengers arriving in Calais most often arrive at Calais Ville and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from London to Calais?
If you're looking for trains from London to Calais, you can rely on Eurostar to get you to Calais. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Calais route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
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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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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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 Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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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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WC

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