Eurotunnel Le Shuttle information, prices, timetables and
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is so easy - just drive on and stay with your vehicle in brightly-lit,
air-conditioned carriages. You can walk around inside the shuttle and toilets are
available. Tune-in to Eurotunnel Radio (95.6 or 99.8FM) for news and music, and
visual display screens keep you informed about your journey. Staff are available
to answer any questions. Customs are cleared before boarding so you drive straight
off and away when you arrive. And there are some fantastic bargains on offer by
The shuttle runs four times an hour at peak periods. The platform to platform time
is about 35 minutes and loading and unloading is quick and easy. As you drive down
the M20 towards Folkestone and Dover the slip road to the terminal is clearly sign-posted.
This is the quickest way to get your car to France, but, unless you like tunnels
and trains, perhaps the least exciting. But you won't get seasick!
Minimum check-in time 30 minutes (1 hour when travelling with a pet), but there
is a wide range of shops and restaurants at the terminals, so leave some time to
take advantage of these.
Off Peak Summer Rates: You will save about 20% off normal summer (May-September)
rates if you travel Folkestone to Calais between 2.00pm and 6.00am, or Calais to
Folkestone between midnight and 2.00pm. These discounts are automatically applied
when you book Eurotunnel Le Shuttle online.
Ticket Flexibility: Although you are booked on a specific departure, your
ticket will be valid for up to 6 days either side of the booked date. However, the
trains are often full, so you run the risk of a long delay if you don't turn up
for your scheduled crossing. BUT if your ticket is for a less than 5 days break
or is for the off-peak times referred to above, and you turn up outside those times
or dates, you will be asked to pay a supplement at full public rates. Note also
that during the peak summer months weekend travel is dearer than weekday, so if
you have a weekday ticket and turn up at the weekend you will again be asked to
pay a supplement.
LPG: Please note that you cannot use Eurotunnel Le Shuttle if your vehicle is propelled
by Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). This not the same as LRP (Lead Replacement Petrol),
which is perfectly acceptable.
Points Plus: If you are a member of the Eurotunnel Frequent Traveller Points
Plus programme the more you travel the more you save! You can apply online.