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Train Information between London and Calais

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Calais cover the 93 miles (150 km) long trip with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Calais Ville.

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Eurostar trains from London to Calais

Find the best journey from London to Calais with Omio's train partners Eurostar! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Calais in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between London and Calais, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Eurostar when booking your train tickets from London to Calais due to the coronavirus:

    • 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 travellers 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.


    Eurostar trains from London to Calais

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    The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

    The check-in time for Eurostar to Calais train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Calais more comfortable.

    With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Calais train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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    Eurostar Trains from London to Calais

    The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

    When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Calais.

    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. Travellers 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 travellers 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 centre. 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.

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    FAQs
    Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Calais, France?

    Travel between London, United Kingdom and Calais, France by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from London?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
    • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
    • Health declaration required

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

    All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Calais from London as this information can change.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Calais, France?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Calais to London is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

    Reentry to 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?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • 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
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    Last verified on 16/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Calais to London train here.

    How far is it from London to Calais by train?
    The train distance from London to Calais is around 93 miles (150 km).
    What station does the London to Calais train leave from? Which Calais train station do I come into from London?

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

    Where do I find the London train station to Calais? Where is the Calais train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Calais Ville and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Calais.

    Which train companies can take me from London to Calais?
    Take the London to Calais train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between London and Calais as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there from London to Calais?
    The average number of trains departing London for Calais is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Calais
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Calais.
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    Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Amenities at station
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 326, 139
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar