Eurotunnel "Le Shuttle" is the drive-on train service running between Folkestone in England, and Calais in France, via the channel tunnel - ideal for a quick hop across the English Channel.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Eurotunnel "Le Shuttle" offers the fastest route to the Continent at just 35 minutes and has up to 4 passenger departures per hour. This vehicle-only service from Folkestone to Calais is an excellent alternative to ferry travel. Easy direct motorway connections and no baggage restrictions are other advantages of this superfast service.

The Eurotunnel Terminal in England is located near Folkestone with it's own motorway exit at junction 11A of the M20. In France, the terminal is based just outside Calais off junction 42 of the A16 motorway, signposted as "Tunnel La Manche".

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Eurotunnel underground trains operate under the highest safety and security measures and aim to provide one of the fastest and most effortless ways of reaching Europe from the UK. Up to 53 channel crossings daily and a crossing time of 35 minutes make the Le Shuttle Eurotunnel service the fastest route to Calais. Travelling the 31 miles across the Channel cannot be done any faster than this. Looking for an alternative to a Ferry to France? Go via the Channel Tunnel.

Each Eurotunnel terminal has ample parking and the terminal buildings are equipped with cash machines (ATMs), a bureau de change, toilet facilities and an information desk. In the shopping mall you can buy perfume, jewellery, souvenirs, wine and spirits. There is a newsagent, bureau de change, restaurants and cafés.

Eurotunnel - Routes

Timetables Number of Crossings Duration
Folkestone - Calais up to 76 per Day approx. 35 mins
Calais - Folkestone up to 72 per Day approx. 35 mins

Eurotunnel FAQs

What does my Eurotunnel crossing price include?
The price you are quoted is for all passengers in your vehicle including the driver. If you have added a pet, this will also be included in the price.
Is a cabin included?
There is no onboard accommodation.
Are meals included?
No. There are no on-board cafés, bars or restaurants. There is a buffet car, but as this is a quick journey it may not be worth your time queueing. We recommend you bring your own food, snacks and drinks with you, or have some food at the terminal building if you have time before boarding.
Are there toilets on board?
There are a limited number of toilets at the ends of the train carriages, but at peak times there can be queues so it may be easier to use the toilet facilities in the terminal building before boarding the train.
Can my pet travel with Eurotunnel?
You can take your cat or dog on your Eurotunnel crossings. When you select your preferred route, simply select the number of dogs or cats that you are travelling with. See our pet booking page for more information.

Eurotunnel - Pet Booking Information

Note, that to travel with your pet abroad, you will require a Pet Passport.

You can take your cat or dog on your Eurotunnel crossings. When you select your preferred route, simply select the number of dogs or cats that you are travelling with. If the option is not available, please contact us.

Once you have gone past the barriers to get into the terminal, you can park up and let your pet stretch their legs in the dedicated pet exercise area before you drive on to the train. During the train journey, your pet stays with you in the comfort of your own car. When leaving the UK, pets are not required to go through any Pet Control checks. It is only when returning to the UK that they are required to go to the Pet Reception Building at our Calais Terminal, where their chip can be scanned and paperwork checked.