Reviewed 18 November 2014 by Gillian
On arrival I was unsure where to go as I was early. I ended up driving to the train and was boarded early. This was good but unintended. I don't know if I missed a sign post telling me to park until called, but it didn't matter too much, though I could have done with a coffee.
'Gillian' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 09 November 2014 by Nigel
Our trip was, as always a pleasure with Eurotunnel...straight in, straight out no weather worries! The added experience of booking through Direct Ferries added to the pleasure by saving money!! Will most certainly do it this way in future.....
'Nigel' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
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
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|
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.
Calais is a city located in the French departement of Nord-Pas de Calais and is the closest port in France to England and has been a long time the binding factor for trade and tourism between the two European countries. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais. Calais was, in fact, a British territory for many centuries before it became part of Northern France. On a clear day, Dover's famous white cliffs can easily be viewed from Calais and the French coast can also be seen from those very cliffs too (weather permitting of course).
The city is separated in two parts: the old town and the modern town. Calais-Nord, the old town is located on a man-made island bordered by canals and harbours. The other part, the modern town, known as St-Pierre, lies to the south. However, Calais is not just famous for being an important port connecting France and England, but also as a developing tourist centre with its rich cultural heritage, museums, French gastronomic delights, spirited nightlife and its Belfries, (siege towers constructed to protect the town from invasions), which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.