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Le Shuttle

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Last Updated on October 13, 2023
Destination(s) šŸ‡«šŸ‡· France, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 24 times per day
Distance 49 miles, 79 km
Duration 36 minutes
Operated by Eurotunnel
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The Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the train connection between England and France on which you can take a car or other means of transport. Due to its short duration, this is a very popular way of travelling between the UK and the European mainland.

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Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

A popular alternative to the ferry is Le Shuttle. You can drive your car onto the train and travel to France in only 35 minutes. That is about an hour faster than the ferry.

Le Shuttle is the only way to get through the Eurotunnel by car. The other train company, Eurostar, only operates passenger trains. And unfortunately, you can not drive through the tunnel yourself.

Route Map

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Tickets and Booking

Eurotunnel prices vary considerably. Just like with ferries and flights, the prices depend on the popularity of the departure day and -time. We see prices starting at Ā£88 and going up to Ā£202Ā  for a one-way journey with an average-sized car. Usually, you will end up somewhere between these amounts. The ticket price for a vehicle includes (up to) 9 passengers.


Which train companies ride through the channel tunnel?

The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is operated by Le Shuttle (car train) and Eurostar (passenger train).

How long does the Calais-Folkestone ride take?

The travel time for the Calais-Folkestone train is around: 36 minutes. Please arrive early and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the operator you bought your ticket with.

How often does Le Shuttle depart?

You can usually take the train up to 4 times per hour.

What is the distance between Calais and Folkestone?

The distance between Calais and Folkestone is 31,35 miles / 50,45 kilometres.

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