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Calais to Dover by train

  • First train
    06:29
  • Last train
    21:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 10m
  • Distance
    43 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 40m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Calais to Dover by train

Fast trains from Calais to Dover take around 2 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 43 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Calais and Dover.

1. Are there direct trains from Calais to Dover?

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

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Calais to Dover every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

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

The Calais to Dover train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dover is usually scheduled to depart Calais around 06:29 and the last train is around 21:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Calais around 06:35, and the last at 21:31.

When to book Calais to Dover 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 Calais to Dover by train.

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Which train companies operate between Calais and Dover?

More than one train company operates on the route from Calais to Dover, 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.