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Folkestone to Calais Eurotunnel

The Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel route connects England with France. The crossing operates up to 49 times each day with durations from around 35 minutes.

Folkestone Calais journey duration and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel reviews

  • "Cars with wide tyres/alloys watch out"

    All in all a very pleasant and quick ride. But being my first time I did not know how narrow the cab is. My car has bigger and wider alloys which got damaged. For that reason I would recommend cars that are modified in the same way request the bottom cab where bigger vehicles usually go. My car is a c class with pokey rims and if I use the Eurotunnel again I will be asking to be put with larger vehicles on the bottom cab.

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  • "En route to Italian Alps"

    An efficient and speedy journey. We must have missed submitting some passenger data when booking online and so had to attend an office in the shopping complex. Just as well we were early . This requirement Could be made clearer during the booking process.  Also a very strange and confusing route to the trains winding through the parking area. Not sure why it is like this.,overall a great way to cross the Channel 

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  • "Good service "

    Fortunately everything was working at the tunnel so we were loaded earlier than our booking. Very pleasant staff who were all helpful and polite.

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  • "All good and best "

    Best service

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Folkestone Guide

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 Guide

The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais department 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.

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