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Eurotunnel to France

Taking your car to France gives you independence and the chance to visit a number of great destinations. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is a popular method of crossing the Channel due to the quick crossing time, so you can arrive in France quicker than you think. The earlier in advance that you book with Eurostar, the cheaper the fares can be. If you are looking for a cheap Eurotunnel Le Shuttle crossing, it is also recommended that you travel at quieter times.

Many people choose to travel by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle as it can often be more reliable than ferries, especially in Winter. High winds in the Channel, and blockades by French fishermen have adversely affected Ferry operators recently. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle also offers up to three trains per hour to France during peak hours.

All Eurotunnel Le Shuttle fares include a car with up to 9 passengers, which is excellent value for taking the whole family on a France day trip.

How to book the Eurotunnel

You can book your ticket on the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Website. When booking, our tip is to experiment with your travel dates. By departing a day earlier or later than the dates you planned, you may benefit from great fares.

Check in procedure

You must check in at least 30 minutes before your booked departure time. This allows for passport procedures and time to get into the boarding lanes. As there are a variety of shops at both the English and French terminals it is recommended you arrive slightly earlier to give you time to pickup a bargain!

You will need your booking reference number and the credit ordebit card you used to make your booking. The person whose card was use to book the journey must travel in your vehicle.

Folkestone eurotunnel terminal


Located close to Folkestone in Kent, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle have their own exit on the M20 (junction 11A).

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle UK Terminal
Ashford Road
CT18 8XX

Coquelles eurotunnel terminal


The French terminal is just outside Calais. On the A16 motorway, take junction 42, and the slip road takes you straight to the Check-In booths.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle