Getting to Calais

Calais has always been a border town crossed by thousands of people, travelers, sailors, tourists, with the sea as its horizon. Accessible thanks to several highways, train and ferry connections, Calais is a landmark town in the North of France.

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By car

Via the A16: the motorway connected to the Benelux network, from the North-West of France, to the Paris region.
Via the A26: the motorway connected to the network of eastern France and the Paris region.

By bus

Calais is served by the international Flixbus and BlaBlaBus networks.

By train

The “Calais Ville” train station is located in the heart of the city center, near the town hall and its belfry. It is a major station in the Hauts-de-France regional network and has regular connections to Lille, Dunkerque, Boulogne sur mer.

Calais Fréthun‘ station is an international high-speed train station located 7 km south-west of Calais. It is served by TER, TGV Inoui and Eurostar trains. Connections to Lille (0H30), Brussels (1H00), London (1H00) and Paris (1H30).

Finally, Eurotunnel, allows a crossing under the Channel by vehicle and makes the connection between Coquelles and Folkestone.

Sea ways :

The port of Calais offers up to 50 daily crossings between Calais and Dover, by foot or by vehicle, provided by two companies P&O Ferries & DFDS. The port is ideally located 20 minutes walk from Calais city center and served by a free mini-shuttle : the Balad’In.