How to travel from Calais to Folkestone

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Travel Information from Calais to Folkestone

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or ferry
priceTicket price range$29 - $500
cheapestCheapest modeFerry • $29 (€25) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFerry • $29 (€25) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDFDS or SNCF (3)

Take a train or ferry to travel 30 miles (48 km) to Folkestone from Calais. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are DFDS or SNCF (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct ferry or train from Calais to Folkestone.

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from Calais to Folkestone

How to get from Calais to Folkestone by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
ferry

The best way to travel from Calais to Folkestone is by taking a ferry because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

DFDS
01:20PM1h30
Calais
02:50PMFolkestone
$291One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
DFDS
01:20PM1h30
Calais
02:50PMFolkestone
$291One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
DFDS
01:20PM1h30
Calais
02:50PMFolkestone
$291One-way
0 transfers
Other options
DFDS
10:50AM1h30
Calais
12:20PMFolkestone
$401One-way
0 transfers
DFDS
04:05PM1h30
Calais
05:35PMFolkestone
$431One-way
0 transfers
DFDS
09:35PM1h30
Calais
11:05PMFolkestone
$871One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Train from Calais to Folkestone

SNCF (3) will get you from Calais to Folkestone at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Make traveling in France as convenient as possible with SNCF, the country’s national travel company. SNCF travel take you on a multitude of national, regional and local routes as well as international routes to Spain and Germany. There are many ticket types available, including the cheap Prem tickets, standard Loisir tickets and Pro tickets for greater flexibility. There are also discount cards like the Youth Card and Senior Card, which you can use on Omio when purchasing SNCF tickets.

SNCF offers value for money on routes between Calais and Folkestone, and we can help you find the best deals available. Simply check current SNCF travel times for the 30 miles (48 km) long trip, compare the best fares available, and buy your cheap Calais to Folkestone travel ticket on Omio quickly and easily.

SNCF offers different types of travel on its routes, such as the TGV high-speed travel, the classic Intercité and the TER, SNCF's regional travel. On the state-of-the-art TGV travel that serve the major long-distance routes and the Channel Tunnel, you will find air-conditioned travel cars with free WiFi, a bar, and an onboard restaurant amongst other onsite services.

    FAQs: Travel from Calais to Folkestone

    FAQs: Travel to Folkestone 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 Calais to Folkestone.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options to Folkestone from Calais. You can take a train or ferry.

    The cheapest way to go to Folkestone from Calais is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $29 (€25).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Calais to Folkestone:

    Taking a ferry costs $471 (€407) less than taking a train, which costs on average $500 (€432) for the same trip.

    The fastest way from Calais to Folkestone is by ferry with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Folkestone that take longer:

    Getting to Folkestone by train takes 2 h 47 min on average.

    You should expect to travel around 30 miles (48 km) between Calais and Folkestone.

    The average frequency per day from Calais to Folkestone is:

    • Around 5 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Folkestone from Calais as scheduled services by train or ferry can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Calais to Folkestone:

    • Trains mostly depart from Calais Ville and arrive in Folkestone Central.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Calais to Folkestone:

    • You can travel by ferry from Calais to Folkestone with DFDS or DFDS, and you can find DFDS Calais to Folkestone tickets for $29 (€25) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Calais to Folkestone with SNCF (3). Cheap tickets can be found for $500 (€432) with SNCF (3) from Calais to Folkestone.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Calais to Folkestone with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct ferry with DFDS or DFDS.
    • You can book a direct train with.

    Direct services to Folkestone tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Many of our customers traveling from Calais to Folkestone don't make Folkestone their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Folkestone are London, Paris, Stratford or Tottenham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Folkestone to any of these top destinations today!

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