Calais to Folkestone by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 27m
  • Distance
    50 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Calais to Folkestone by train

Fast trains from Calais to Folkestone take around 1 hour and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 50 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Calais and Folkestone.

1. Are there direct trains from Calais to Folkestone?

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

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Calais to Folkestone 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 6 departures.

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

The Calais to Folkestone train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Folkestone 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 07:31, and the last at 21:31.

When to book Calais to Folkestone train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Folkestone by train.

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Which train companies operate between Calais and Folkestone?

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

  • Eurostar
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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.