Although Eurostar trains aren’t currently running directly from London to Calais until further notice, you can still take the Eurostar from London to Lille Europe, then take TER service from Lille to Calais – which only takes 27m.
On your way you’ll whizz through the picturesque countryside of the south-east on England, then 246 feet below the sea through the Channel Tunnel until you pop out into northern France, ready to explore. Sit back and relax in comfortable leather seats along the way, with free WiFi and power sockets so you’ll never out of charge. You’ll also be pleased to know that Eurostar are still serving onboard food and drinks – they’ve just adapted the way they serve them to keep you safe. Visit Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet) or if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class), you’ll get a complimentary meal.
Whether you’re after a day on the beach, a visit to the Second World War museum or a foray up the 13th-century Tour du Guet watchtower, taking the Eurostar is one of the quickest ways to travel from London to Calais – and the greenest too!
Ready to book your train tickets from London to Calais? Start a search in our cheap tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for more journey info, train times and FAQs about taking a Eurostar train from London to Calais.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Calais by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Calais is 5 hours and 19 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Calais is 5 hours and 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Calais can start from as little as €74 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Calais. Travelling from London to Calais by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Calais leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Calais leaves at 11:04. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Calais cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.