The CALAIS OPALE BUS public transport network operates 11 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 number of different tickets and passes are available.

You may find the following options useful during your stay:

  • Ticket for 1 journey: € 1,20 (can be bought from the bus driver)
  • Bus pass for 1 day’s unlimited travel: € 3.40 (can be bought from the bus driver)    
  • 10-trip ticket: € 8 (can be bought from the Vivabus office)

Where to buy your ticket :

Most tickets can be bought on the bus. The Espace Vivabus, the network’s sales office, is in Calais city centre, close to the theatre. Tickets can also be obtained from tobacconists and newspaper kiosks. 

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:



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


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?