Reviewed 27 October 2014 by Stephen
This company is seriously competitive. I needed to take a large white van abroad but thought that the only option would be a ferry. I was quoted over £300 by Eurotunnel before finding directferries.co.uk. They charged me £172 for the same tunnel crossing. As Arni says...'I'll be back'!!
'Stephen' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 07 October 2014 by Anonymous
We have travelled with the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle before and can only say from start to finish its been an excellent Service. Travelling is so quick, the crossing takes 30 minutes and wasn't a lot more expensive than using the Ferry. We also were very impressed as we arrived a couple of hours earlier than our booked time, we could use the next earlier time available. Can highly recommend.
'Anonymous' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 27 September 2014 by Ian
I'm so glad i didn't listen to the nay-sayers. Traveling on the Euro-Tunnel is the memory of a lifetime for anyone from Australia or NZ. So much easier than I imagined it only took 35 minutes to get to Calais once the train began to move. There is no doubt that when I return to UK or France I'll definitely use the Euro-Tunnel again. All staff were pleasant and helpful and the facilities were excellent. If you a traveling by car, whatever you do...don't miss out on this experience.
'Ian' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 26 September 2014 by Noel
As reliable as ever, and, while expensive, does get you across the Channel quickly and efficiently.
'Noel' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Folkestone Calais route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Dover - Calais with DFDS Seaways - 10 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Dover - Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways - 11 Sailings Daily / 2 hour crossing|
|Dover - Calais with P&O Ferries - 23 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Dover - Calais with MyFerryLink - 8 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
Folkestone is a coastal resort town in the Shepway district of Kent, England. It was a Norman stronghold on, or near the site of a Saxon fort and became known from its connection with the priory of St. Eanswythe. The name of the town of Folkestone its origin in the late 7th Century as 'Folcanstan', in all probablity referring to the ‘stone of Folca’, a common old English name. Viking raids were common to the area and left extensive damage to the settlements at Folkestone up until the 10th Century, and even after Edward the Confessor came to the throne in 1042, the village was again put to the torch by Earl Godwin of Wessex, after being exiled by the king. In about 1920 a landslip on the East Cliff at Folkestone revealed the remains of a large Roman villa complete with bathrooms and hypocausts, a courtyard with a mosaic floor and a kitchen with two fireplaces. The excavations were undertaken by Mr. S. E. Winbolt. The site was eventually recorded and covered over in 1957.
The origins of Calais are obscure. It was founded as a fishing village some time prior to the 10th century. In 997, it was improved by the Count of Flanders and fortified by the Count of Boulogne in 1224. It is less than 40km from England - the Channel's shortest crossing - and is the busiest French passenger port. In the last war the British destroyed it to prevent it being used as a base for a German invasion. The French still refer to it as "the most English town in France", an influence that began after the battle of Crécy in 1346, when Edward III seized it for use as a beachhead in the Hundred Years War. Calais divides in two: Calais-Nord, the old town rebuilt after the war, with the place d'Armes and rue Royale as its focus, is separated by canals from sprawling Calais-Sud, centred around the Hôtel de Ville and the main shopping streets, boulevards Lafayette and Jacquard - the latter named after the inventor of looms.