How to get from Southampton to Calais

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Travel Information from Southampton to Calais

distanceDistance141 miles (228 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £92 • 3 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSoutheastern

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 141 miles (228 km) to Calais from Southampton. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Southeastern among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Calais.

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FAQs

Travel between Southampton, United Kingdom and Calais, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter France?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Calais from Southampton?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Calais, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 04/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Southampton to Calais.

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

Is my journey back to Southampton 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 Southampton from Calais?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Southampton, 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 04/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Southampton from Calais closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Southampton to Calais. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Southampton to Calais, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Calais:

A coach is about £1 less than a flight, which costs on average £1 for this route.

A coach is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this route.

A coach is £92 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Southampton to Calais costing on average £92.

The fastest way to get to Calais from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 33 min.

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

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Calais is approximately 141 miles (228 km) away from Southampton.

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Calais is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Southampton to Calais 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 when travelling from Southampton to Calais:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Southampton, Coach Station to Calais, Terminal Ferry.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Southampton to Calais depart from Southampton Central to Calais Ville.

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

  • You can travel by train between Southampton and Calais with Southeastern, and you can find Southeastern Southampton to Calais tickets for £92 on Omio.
Your journey from Southampton to Calais doesn't have to end in Calais. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Paris or Lille. If you’d like to add London, Paris or Lille to your Southampton to Calais trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Calais today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £92 one way on average.

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

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