Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security.
Calais is just is just 55 minutes from London so it's the ideal place for a day trip - perfect for a spot of shopping or indulging in some French cuisine.
If retail therapy is on the cards, our two-bag luggage allowance means you needn't hold back at the shops.
If you can’t wait for a frites fix, you’ll find everything from flaky morning pastries to snacks, meals and drinks at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet.
So grab a bite to eat, then sit back and enjoy the view as we speed through the Kent countryside.
Otherwise, use our free onboard wi-fi to keep your friends in the loop with your cross-Channel adventure.
Eurostar trains arrive at Calais-Fréthun station, just outside city centre.
There, you can step straight off the train and into a taxi, or hop on a TER train for the 10-minute journey to Calais Ville.
Once in town, the main sights, shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy strolling distance.
Calais is more than just a port, its historic and cultural gems may surprise you, whether you’re just passing through or taking a longer break to explore the town.
For a bird’s eye view of the city below, make a beeline for Calais’ 51m-high lighthouse.
With 271 steps to the top, you’ll have to earn the view, but it’s more than worth it.
Calais is known for its excellent lace, and you can still see lace makers and their looms at work at Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, a museum in a restored 19th-century factory.
Calais’ cuisine is more Flemish than French, with beer and cheese featuring heavily.
The seafood is also top-notch, with scallops, mussels and even eel caught along the coast.