Folkestone to Calais by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 30m
  • Distance
    50 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Folkestone to Calais by train

Fast trains from Folkestone to Calais take around 1 hour and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 50 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Folkestone and Calais.

1. Are there direct trains from Folkestone to Calais?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Folkestone to Calais every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Folkestone to Calais train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Calais is usually scheduled to depart Folkestone around 04:40 and the last train is around 15:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Folkestone around 06:09, and the last at 23:02.

When to book Folkestone 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 Folkestone to Calais by train.

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Which train companies operate between Folkestone and Calais?

More than one train company operates on the route from Folkestone 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.