How to get 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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To get from London to Calais on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30London4h45 14:15Calais, Gare routière
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08:30London4h45 14:15Calais, Gare routière
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Travel Information from London to Calais

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • £90 • 4 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 93 miles (150 km) from London to Calais. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Calais.

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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 London to Calais.
FAQs

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Calais, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Calais if travelling from London?

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 measures do I need to follow in Calais, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Calais from London.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Calais restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 27/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Calais closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between London and Calais 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Calais. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Calais:

A flight is about £90 less than a coach, which costs on average £90 for this route.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from London to Calais costing on average £1.

A flight is £85 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Calais costing on average £85.

The quickest way to travel between London and Calais is by coach, which takes on average 4 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 52 min.

Calais is approximately 93 miles (150 km) away from London.

The average frequency per day from London to Calais is:

  • Around 3 coaches per day.
  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

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

  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Calais Ville.

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

  • You can go to Calais from London by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £90 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Calais on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Calais with BlaBlaCar Bus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Calais tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from London to Calais don't make Calais their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Lille or Dover, either of which you could add to your London and Calais trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Calais to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £90 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £85 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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