Folkestone Eurotunnel port in England connects you with Calais in France with a choice of up to 47 Crossings Daily. The duration of the Folkestone to Calais crossing is from 35 minutes and the crossing is operated by Eurotunnel.
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 Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is conveniently located at Junction 11A on the M20. From south London expect a journey time of 1 hour, and 30 minutes. Eurotunnel terminal features self check in booths so be sure to have you booking reference ready to key in on arrival.
There is a direct rail link running to and from London Victoria and London Charing Cross stations. The main railway station in Folkestone is about 2kms from the port
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Folkestone page.
Eurotunnel UK Terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone, CT18 8XX
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Folkestone Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Folkestone Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!