How to travel from Folkestone to Calais

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Travel Information from Folkestone to Calais

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or ferry
priceTicket price range$34 - $502
cheapestCheapest modeFerry • $34 (€29) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFerry • $34 (€29) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDFDS or Southeastern

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

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from Folkestone to Calais

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

Our recommendation
ferry

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

DFDS
09:55AM1h30
Folkestone
12:25PMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
DFDS
09:55AM1h30
Folkestone
12:25PMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
DFDS
09:55AM1h30
Folkestone
12:25PMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers
Other options
DFDS
08:30AM1h30
Folkestone
11:00AMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers
DFDS
08:00AM2h00
Folkestone
11:00AMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers
DFDS
10:00AM2h00
Folkestone
01:00PMCalais
$371One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Train from Folkestone to Calais

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

Southeastern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of East Anglia. It runs services from early morning until late at night, seven days a week. Southeastern has a range of train types, including high-speed Javelin trains, commuter-friendly Metro services, and the classic InterCity services. Ticket types include Advance, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southeastern are London to Kent, London to Eastbourne, and London to Hastings.

    FAQs: Travel from Folkestone to Calais

    FAQs: Travel 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 Folkestone to Calais.
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    There are 2 travel options from Folkestone to Calais: train or ferry.

    The cheapest way to travel from Folkestone to Calais is a ferry with an average price of $34 (€29).

    This is compared to other travel options from Folkestone to Calais:

    A ferry is $469 (€405) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Folkestone to Calais costing on average $502 (€434).

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

    Other travel options to Calais take longer:

    Getting to Calais by train takes 4 h 29 min on average.

    The Folkestone to Calais distance is around 30 miles (48 km).

    The average frequency per day from Folkestone to Calais is:

    • 2 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Folkestone to 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 Folkestone to Calais:

    • Trains from Folkestone to Calais most often leave from Folkestone Central and arrive in Calais Ville.

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

    • You can take a ferry from Folkestone to Calais with DFDS or DFDS. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€29) with DFDS from Folkestone to Calais.
    • You can go to Calais from Folkestone by train with Southeastern. You'll see cheap train tickets for $502 (€434) with Southeastern from Folkestone to Calais on Omio.

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

    • You can take a direct ferry with DFDS.
    • You can travel directly by train with.

    Direct services to Calais 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.

    Looking to extend your trip from Folkestone to Calais? Many Omio customers who go from Folkestone to Calais usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Paris, Dover, Lille or Brussels. If you're looking to explore London, Paris, Dover, Lille or Brussels from Calais, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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