Dover to Calais by train

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    23:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 41m
  • Distance
    43 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Dover to Calais by train

Fast trains from Dover to Calais take around 1 hour and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 43 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dover and Calais.

1. Are there direct trains from Dover to Calais?

Journeys between Dover and Calais usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Dover to Calais every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Dover to Calais?

The Dover to Calais train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Dover to Calais train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Calais is usually scheduled to depart Dover around 04:30 and the last train is around 13:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dover around 05:58, and the last at 00:42.

When to book Dover to Calais train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Dover to Calais by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dover and Calais?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dover to Calais, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Southeastern

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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