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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £44.00
  2. 30 day advance £44.00
  3. 7 day advance £67.00
  • First train
    06:47
  • Last train
    19:34
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    55m

Travelling from London to Calais by train

The fastest trains from London to Calais take around 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 151 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Calais.

Direct trains run between London and Calais.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from London to Calais every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures. The duration is normally about 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Calais is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:47 and the last train is around 20:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 08:58, and the last at 19:04.

When to book London to Calais train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Calais are £44.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £44 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £67. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Calais by train.

Which trains operate between London and Calais?

Eurostar is the rail operator that operates on the route from London to Calais.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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