a VirtualTourist member from Whitstable
My daughter and I are arriving by boat to calais then hopefully getting a train to boulogne. This doesnt appear to be as easy as I first thought. Does anyone know how frequent the trains are ? Also we shall be there whilst the fish festival is on. Does anyone know much about this ?
You can look at www.sncf.com
Or you can look at:
which is excellent for all European trains, but only gives fares for journeys starting in Germany.
There are trains from Calais Ville to Boulogne Ville roughly every hour/couple of hours, taking from around 40 minutes to 1 hour+.
The Fête du Poisson (Seafood festival) is from 25 July-4 August.
So I took the Monday morning 28 July for a train search at www.voyages-sncf.com
You don't need to worry, there are numerous trains per hour. Every 10-20 minutes or so. The trip takes between 23 minutes to 1 hour and the cost is between 6 euro and 7.30 euro ONE-WAY.
On a Saturday morning less frequent, but still one or two per hour.
This site is pretty useful source of info for Calais and the area:
Boulogne Fish festival dates are 25 - 27 JULY & 1 - 4 AUGUST
Ah, that's interesting. What is correct?
Boulogne-sur-mer's Tourist Information Office website states:
From Friday 07/25/2008 to Monday 08/04/2008
hahaha! Sounds fishy to me!
Thanks all for your help. shall have to sort fish festival when we get there I think. Have only just found out that Speed Feries are now taking foot passengers to Boulogne, so that may solve all our problems.