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Overview: Coach from Dover to Calais

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesEurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ouibus

Coaches from Dover to Calais cover the 27 miles (43 km) long journey with our travel partners like Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ouibus. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Dover Priory and arrive in Calais, Terminal Ferry.

Coach companies: BlaBlaCar Bus Dover to Calais

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

BlaBlaCar Bus

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French coach provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.

    Coach from Dover to Calais

    Calais is an important entry point for travellers visiting France and mainland Europe from Britain. The town is small, but has a number of hotels and restaurants, and is well connected to other parts of the country. Visitors from Britain enjoy affordable bus trips from Dover to Calais daily.

    On a straight line, Dover and Calais are only about 31.4 miles apart across the English Channel. The time taken on the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath it, is subject to the route taken. Buses provide one of the cheapest and smoothest travel experiences between the towns. There is one coach from Dover to Calais each evening. 

    How long is the journey by bus from Dover to Calais?

    Bus journeys from Dover to Calais take about 3 hours and 30 minutes. The trips are direct, and they only take place in the night. Travellers gather at the departure station before 9:30 p.m. The bus arrives in Calais at about 2:00 a.m.

    How many coaches are there from Dover to Calais?

    Only one bus from Dover to Calais is available per day. It departs Dover at around 9:30 p.m. The operators of the coach require travellers to show their ID or passport when boarding. Passengers can cancel or exchange their tickets up to 30 minutes before departure. However, refunds come in the form of travel vouchers.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Dover to Calais?

    Departure bus station: The bus from Dover to Calais picks passengers at the Eastern Docks, Dover. The coach stop is at 53 George St Dover Kent CT17 0EG, United Kingdom. It's only a mile away from the centre of Dover. To get to the port from the coach station, a taxi takes about 3 minutes, and walking just a quarter of an hour. Buses are cheap, but trips from town average 8 minutes, including transfer times. They operate throughout the week and depart three times a day.

    The Passenger Services Building East, where travellers meet soon after check-in and buying tickets, is at the eastern side of the port. Facilities include vending machines, unisex restrooms, toilets for disabled persons, wheelchair-friendly ramps, cash point, eateries, and free WiFi. There are also induction loops to amplify sound for people with hearing impairment. Management advises people with special needs or reduced mobility to communicate about their unique requirements in advance.

    Arrival bus station: Avenue du Commandant Cousteau 62100 Calais is the address for Calais Terminal Ferry where the bus from Dover to Calais ends the journey. The facility is in the northern part of the city, and it has direct links to motorway A16 and A26. A taxi ride to the centre of Calais takes about 5 minutes. There's also a mini-bus service that ferries passengers between the ferry terminal to the city. Opposite the station building is an expansive parking area for drivers intending to stay for a long time.

    The Calais Terminal Ferry has a cashpoint, bureau de change, showers and toilets, a restaurant, bar, ticket offices, and car hire services. There's also free WiFi extended to all waiting areas in the facility.

    Which coach providers travel from Dover to Calais?

    BlaBlaBus is the coach company that offers unmatched bus transport service from Dover to Calais. The coach makes one trip per night. The bus is reliable and quite affordable. Trips to Calais from Dover take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    BlaBlaBus Dover to Calais

    The bus from Dover to Calais leaves Dover Eastern Docks at around 9:30 p.m. every day and arrives in Calais Terminal Ferry at around 2:00 a.m. Journeys are direct, and ticket prices may vary with days.

    BlaBlaBus began in 2018 after the acquisition of SNCF's OUIBUS by BlaBlaCar. Its official launch was in June 2019. Since its inception, the company runs an extensive long-distance bus network across Europe and France. It offers economical travel services to its more than 70 million subscribers. The provider operates along the routes previously dominated by OUIBUS. It makes more than 15,000 trips across more than 300 European destinations.

    At times, BlaBlaBus gives promotions and discounts to passengers. The company advises travellers to book their tickets in advance since journeys can become pricier as the travel date approaches.

    Dover to Calais Coach: Services on Board

    You can quickly identify BlaBlaBus coaches by their red colour. They come with several luxurious onboard facilities including Free WiFi, USB ports, air conditioning, clean toilets, and reclining seats. Travellers can stream their favourite shows on their devices.

    There's room for baggage in BlaBlaBus coaches. Passengers can keep two items in the hold, one of which can be a folded bike packed in a protective bag. Hold items must not exceed 20 kg and the sum of their width, length, and height must be at most 200 cm. You can stow hand luggage in overhead racks or under your seat.

    Te disabled and people with reduced mobility are welcome to travel with BlaBlaBus. They receive assistance from the crew when boarding the bus. The company advises such individuals to contact its staff beforehand to prepare for their journey. BlaBlaBus doesn't transport pets, but they allow assistance dogs for the visually impaired so long as their owners bring proper documentation.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Calais from Dover

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    FAQs

    Travel between Dover, United Kingdom and Calais, France by coach 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 Dover?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
    • 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)
    • Health declaration required

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

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

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

    The information above was last checked on 29/06/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Dover to Calais before travelling.

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

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

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Calais?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dover, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

    Last checked on 29/06/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Dover from Calais.

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Dover and Calais via coach to be approximately 27 miles (43 km).

    There are a few coach stations in Dover to start your journey from including Dover, Foot Passenger Terminal, Dover, Pencester Road (stop X) and Dover, Eastern Docks. In Calais you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Calais, Terminal Ferry, Calais, Quai du Rhin (Gare) and Calais.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Dover Priory   and arrive in Calais, Terminal Ferry.

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from Dover Priory, which is located around 0.6 miles (903 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Calais, Terminal Ferry, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

    For the route from Dover to Calais you can take a coach with Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ouibus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Calais from Dover on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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