Reviewed 30 June 2014 by John
Most easy! Helpful staff, number plate recognition, left on time, got there on time. What's not to like? Coming back, we were early but were given the option of an earlier shuttle which involved no oncost. I would recommend this way of crossing the Channel to anyone, especially those nervous of ships! We didn't even SEE the sea!!
'John' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 02 December 2013 by Roy
Check in is very fast with the automatic points, the French Customs were charming. Then we went directly to the waiting area. Almost before we were parked the gates opened and loading started. In no time we were out in daylight in France and cruising to a stop. Unloading was faster than loading and all too soon it was back to the motorway!
'Roy' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 23 November 2013 by Paul
A simple and easy way to cross the channel. Pre-booked and was welcomed by the ticket point as we arrived (ANPR). Good facilities at the English side, can't comment on the French side as did not visit. Arrived slightly early on the return and was offered an earlier train at no extra charge. Saved hours over using the Ferry and no concern about seasickness.
'Paul' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 10 November 2013 by Saad
This is second time I use the Eurotunnel and every time I worried about arriving early or late but after arriving I always found that there is nothing to worry about it, there is a solution for every thing. I return 2 days before my booking, I call to change my booking, he gave me the best time I want it (after 3 hours), just paid £10. It was a peak time. Many thanks.
'Saad' 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.