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.

© Fred Collier, Ville de Calais

By car or bus :

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.
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.