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 46 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.
Journey both ways delayed for about 20minutes due to minor electrical/mechanical problems the equipment is showing its age & subject to constant running repairs but is still the quickest & most efficient way to cross the channel & I will continue using it.
'Barry' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
Chose this service due the convenience of the journey time, for a day trip 30 mins into France, The price was incredible for a car and 5 people, your are greeted with number plate recognition at either port, and this therefore checking in is fairly simple, my only complaint being unclear directions to the train, I think this could be worked on better. The train was great, polite staff and efficient boarding and disembarking.
'Alan' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
"French day trip"
Everything went very smoothly both checking in (England and France). Very punctual both ways. Good clear information on boarding times. Comfortable journey.
'John' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le ShuttleRead More Read Less
Simple booking system. Turned up hour before as information states and were offered choice of getting earlier train than we booked. Train ran to time. Staff answered kids questions. All straightforward. Great experience.
'Sarah' 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.