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London to Calais Train Information

Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Calais
Distance:151 km
Train companies

Train from London to Calais with Eurostar

Eurostar will get you from London to Calais at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar

Find Eurostar train timetables and tickets between London and Calais at the best prices with Omio! Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway operator connecting the UK to continental Europe through the Channel Tunnel, popularly known as the Chunnel, with routes from London St Pancras International to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam amongst other European destinations. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 200 mph, you will travel 93 miles (150 km) between London and Calais underwater in comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows.

There are three different Eurostar ticket types to choose from on your journey from London to Calais: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, lounge access, spacious seats, hot meal and priority boarding). Check Eurostar’s train times and find the best deals available for this journey, then book your train today on Omio. Enjoy the comfortable and relaxing train trip from London to Calais with Eurostar!

Eurostar has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Eurostar tickets between London and Calais and when travelling by train:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Calais
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Calais, France allowed?

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

Is international entry into Calais from London restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Calais closer to your date of departure here.

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?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
  • 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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 12/06/2021. 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.

What is the distance from London to Calais by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Calais from London via train to be approximately 93 miles (150 km).
When travelling by train from London to Calais, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Calais do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Calais you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Calais Ville, Calais Fréthun - Gare Eurostar and Calais Les Fontinettes.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Calais Ville.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Calais train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Calais Ville, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Calais.

Which train companies can get me from London to Calais?
If you're looking for trains from London to Calais, you can rely on Eurostar to get you to Calais. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Calais trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Calais
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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Refreshments
London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176