How to travel from London to Calais

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from London to Calais

You can get from London to Calais by train, bus or flight.

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bus

To get from London to Calais on Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between London and Calais

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $80
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 5 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $80 (€70) • 5 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 93 miles (150 km) to Calais from London. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from London to Calais.

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FAQs

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Calais, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Calais from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Calais, France from London?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Calais, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Calais closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Calais, France?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Calais?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Calais here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Calais from London including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Calais is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $21 (€18) compared to other travel options to Calais:

Taking a train is about $59 (€52) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $80 (€70) for this trip.

The fastest way from London to Calais is by bus with an average journey time of 5 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Calais that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 17 min   on average.

The distance from London to Calais is approximately 93 miles (150 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Calais is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Calais as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Calais at Calais Ville.

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

  • You can travel from London to Calais by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $80 (€70) with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Calais.

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Calais with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with BlaBlaCar Bus.

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

Omio customers who travel from London to Calais often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Dover or Lille. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Calais and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from London to Calais, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $80 (€70) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $21 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Calais online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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