Eurotunnel From Dover to Calais

Eurotunnel operate the car trains the carry cars, motorbikes, coaches and passengers through the Channel Tunnel. The Eurotunnel trains are sometimes known as Le Shuttle or Chunnel trains. The Eurotunnel trains run from Folkestone (near Dover) to Calais. The journey times take just 35 minutes - getting to France in your car has never been easier.

There are plenty of ways to get from Dover to Calais. To help you find on the best journey for you, we've added a simple comparison chart below.

The best ways to travel from Dover to Calais and to Cross the Channel

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Fastest way from Dover to Calais

Eurotunnel takes just 35 minutes from Folkestone (near Dover) to Calais. Better still, the Eurotunnel Terminals are directly on the major road networks in England and France.

Prices start at just £49 per car. Click here to book

The cheapest Channel ferry crossing from Dover is actually to Dunkirk, just a few miles from Calais. Crossings are available from Norfolk Line Ferries.  Norfolk Line have up to 12 crossings a day from Dover to Dunkirk. Visit their web site here for all the best deals.

Prices start at just £18 per car. Click here to book

Easiest way from Dover to Calais

Relax on the comfortable Eurostar train, then arrive in Paris 2 hours 15 minutes later. Eurostar trains depart from London, Ashford and Ebbsfleet, and stop in Calais, Lille, Paris, Eurodisney and beyond.

Prices start at £59 return, London to Paris. Click here to book

 

Compare Dover to Calais ferries and crossings

Compare Dover to Calais Crossings and all Channel Crossings to France
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
P&O Ferries

Dover to Calais 90 minutes Up to 23 crossings per day

£30 per car

How to find the best fares: P & O Ferries offer more ferry crossings to France than anyone else. Crossing times are 90 minutes, and cheap fares can be found if you book ahead, travel at off peak times, and book direct through their web site.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Sea France Ferries

Dover to Calais 90 minutes Up to 15 crossings per day

£29 per car

How to find the best fares: As with P&O, the best fares can be found if you book direct with the operator online. Also look for the later or earlier ferries, preferably on a week day, as these will be cheaper. Consider too a day trip fare, which will be cheaper and often include special deals. Sea France also offer good fares on their multi-ticket Carnets for frequent travellers.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Norfolk Line

Dover to Dunkirk 2 hrs Up to 12 crossings per day

£18 per car

How to find the best fares: Book direct with Norfolk Line, as they will have the biggest choice of the cheap deals and fares available. For the cheapest deals you will need to book in advance, and travel at off peak times.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Eurotunnel

Dover to Calais 35 minutes Up to 37 crossings per day

£49 per car

How to find the best fares: As with many of the cross channel travel companies, by booking in advance and travelling at a quieter, off peak time, you are more likely to find the cheapest deals available. Also look out for the Eurotunnel Day Trip deals, as these are the cheapest fares around. Make sure you book direct with Eurotunnel so that you avoid any travel agent's fees, booking fees or extras.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Eurostar

London to Paris 2 hrs 15 mins 18 trains per day from London to Paris

£59 return per person

How to find the best fares: Eurostar offer 3 types of fare - Business, Leisure Select and Standard. The cheapest tickets are the Standard fares. If you can travel at off peak times, and don't have to have flexible travel times, then you will be able to find the cheaper deals. Book direct and online with Eurostar for the full range of deals and fares at the cheapest prices.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
L D Lines

Dover to Boulogne 1 hr 45 mins Up to 6 crossings per day

£24 per car

LD Lines have been operating various ferry crossings for some time, but their Dover to Boulogne route is fairly new. Click here to find the best deals.

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Dover to Calais by Eurotunnel

Getting to France in your car has never been easier. Eurotunnel offers the quickest option to get from Folkestone (near Dover) to Calais.

About the Eurotunnel Trains:

The Eurotunnel train leaves from Folkestone just a few miles away from Dover. Coming down the M20, the Eurotunnel even has its own motorway exit, junction 11A. Leave the motorway here and you will be straight at the check in booths.

Eurotunnel offer a very reliable service, and unlike the ferries, isn't dependent on the weather. There are frequent crossings, up to 3 departures per hour and around 37 per day, late through the night and early into the morning (hint: these are the cheap, off peak times!)

Boarding the Eurotunnel:

Getting on the train couldn’t be easier. You should check in between 2 hours and 30 minutes before departure. Provided you have booked in advance, you proceed to the Self Check-In lanes and look out for the kiosks situated before the main booths. Having booked your ticket online just insert the card you have used to pay into the kiosk and follow the instructions displayed on the touch screen to obtain your hanger. Your card won’t be debited. It is used for identification purposes only.

Once your hanger is printed, you can proceed to the terminal building for some last minute shopping or, if your letter corresponds to the next departure, go straight to the allocation lanes. The process is exactly the same for your return journey. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

The terminal caters well for everybody. There are toilets and nappy changing facilities, bottle and food warmers as well as a feeding chair. You will find an outdoor playing area for children and picnic tables nearby so even if you have to wait for your departure, you won’t get bored.

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Dover to Calais - Ferries, Trains and Coaches

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