The Eurotunnel Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel crossing between England and France is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 35 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 47 times per day.
The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.
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.
We booked last minute from Folkstone to Calais, we boarded swiftly, took no time at all to cross the channel, (compared to a ferry) and when we arrived we we're disembarking in no time. We were lucky, though, as we travelled just before an immigrant got ran down on the tracks. (phew) Well worth the money I paid (I got a £50 return, wooo) If you're driving into Europe, take Le Shuttle.
'Alistair' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
booking was easy, competitive price, friendly and competend staff, on time departure. very good indeed !!! Best wishes
'Anonymous' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
"Eurotunnel first time experience"
Would do it again!!! Very efficient service and best thing we're across in 30 mins!
'Cecilia' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
Easy to make alterations on the 'phone but charged £20 which is steep considering it was only pillion name alteration and they are included in the cost anyway. Able to sometimes get on an earlier train if you arrive earlier than your scheduled one. So much less hassle than with the ferry as simply ride on and off with no strapping down and walking up to decks in crowds and a much quicker crossing obviously. Return on Calais side is easy as simply get off the main autoroute instead of struggling through Calais to the port.
'Colin' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
The town of Folkestone is located on the south east coast of England in the county of Kent. Located around 70 miles to the south east of London, Folkestone has a small port and is easily accessible by god road and rail links. A major landmark in the town is The Leas, which are cliffs that are located above the town's beach. Also in the town, visitors will find a Mertello Tower which is a small defensive fort that was built in the 19th century and stands on the cliffs above Copt Point. The tower was principally constructed as part of England's defences against Napoleon but has since had several other uses. It has been Coast Guard lookout, a family home, a golf clubhouse and a World War II mine control post. Today, the tower is a visitor centre. Located just outside of the town is the southern end of the Kent Down Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is a haven for walking, cycling, horse riding and nature watching.
The small harbour at Folkestone is mainly used by fishing and pleasure boats with cross channel ferries having stopped using the port in 2000. The English end of the Channel Tunnel is located at nearby Cheriton.
The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais departement of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts. The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a man made island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination in itself. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, a number of museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders, and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.