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Folkestone - Calais Eurotunnel Operators

    • 64 Crossings Daily 35 min
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Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel reviews

  • "Busy period travel"

    Out bound train was exactly as it should be. no delays, on our way home it was extremely busy. we arrived at the terminal 2 hours early and they managed to get us on an earlier train than the one we booked which was great. Absolutely no complaints, very efficient service

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  • "Folkstone - Calais return with Eurotunnel"

    My wife and I have used this service for some years. It is not the cheapest way to cross the channel but it is secure, efficient and very quick. After a long drive, the opportunity to get a bite to eat, a drink and a comfort break at Folkstone is not only welcome, it is conveniently situated. Calais also provide this service but it is not so convenient. On arrival at Folkstone the self booking-in system is quick and easy to use and, when possible also offers alternative departure times. From there all you have to do is follow directions and within minutes you have gone through all the security controls and parked up in the convenient waiting area, and comfort stop, where there are clear signs indicating your boarding time. Once on the train you are in France in 35 minutes.

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  • "Trip to Paris"

    Excellent servic and trip. Wouldn't hesitate to use again or recomend them to anyone.xx

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  • "Trip to disney"

    Excellent value, quick and efficient

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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.