The CALAIS OPALE BUS public transport network operates 13 routes in Calais and the towns of Sangatte, Blériot Plage, Coquelles, Coulogne, Guînes, Marck, Frethun, Les Attaques, Nielles les Calais, Hames Boucres. An amended service operates on Sundays and public holidays (and also on Fridays and Saturday evenings).
Calais Theatre and Calais-Ville railway station are the 2 main hubs on the network.
A completely free network!
Access to the buses of the Imag'in public transport network in Calais is now free for everyone since this Saturday, December 21. The introduction of free education was initially planned for January 1, 2020.
It was therefore brought forward a few days to coincide with the start of the school holidays. With this measure, the community's objective is to respond to environmental (encourage users to use public transport instead of the automobile), social (increase purchasing power and promote mobility) issues, economic (encourage travel to downtown businesses) and regional (improve the timing of buses between municipalities in the agglomeration). For more information on timetables and lines, it's here.
Balad’in, the free city centre shuttle :
A free way to get around the centre of Calais!
Operating from Monday to Saturday (9 am to 7 pm), these shuttle buses cross Calais from north (the fishing port) to south (Boulevard Lafayette). Buses run every 10 minutes and call at 8 stops along the route. To help you plan your visit to the centre of Calais, it is worth noting the following stops: Place d’Armes for the Calais Nord quarter, Alhambra for the Town Hall, the Burghers of Calais statue and the Musée Mémoire 1939/1945 and stop 4B for the Saint Pierre quarter.
Cap Blanc Nez with the Div’in
Fancy a little trip to Cap Blanc Nez? Well, during the holiday season you can, thanks to the Calais Opale Bus network! The Div’in is a double-decker bus which follows the number 5 bus route and then continues to the famous cliffs.
If you have any questions, please consult the network’s comprehensive website:
Or call in at the Tourist Office and pick up the Calais Côte d’Opale Bus Guide (subject to availability).
Majestin et Vel'Inn
And there are two further transport options which you may find useful during your visit to Calais:
LOCAL CONNECTIONS FROM CALAIS
INTERCITY COACH SERVICES:
Want to travel to a nearby town by coach? Here are some possible destinations:
- BOULOGNE (via Marquise, journey time 1 hour)
- BOULOGNE (via Wissant and the Deux Caps, journey time 1 hour 30 minutes)
- GRAVELINES (45 minutes, for connecting services to Dunkirk)
- ARDRES: (30 minutes)
You can consult timetables and find a list of stops
NORD-PAS DE CALAIS REGIONAL TRAIN NETWORK:
Calais-Ville station is one of the main railway hubs in the Nord Pas de Calais region.
The neighbouring towns of Boulogne, Dunkirk and Saint Omer are all within easy reach of Calais. So why not enjoy a day out during your stay?