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Eurotunnel Le Shuttle trains to the UK

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The fastest way to cross the Channel by car

What is Eurotunnel Le Shuttle?

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the unique service, running a twinned railway tunnel under the English Channel that links Folkestone in Kent to Coquelles in the Nord Pas-de-Calais. After checking in and going through passport controls, customers drive onto the shuttle, switch off their engines and sit in the comfort of their own vehicle for the short 35 minute crossing. The Shuttle allows passengers to experience this simple and efficient service with their vehicles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Why choose Eurotunnel Le Shuttle?

As the fastest cross Channel provider, it’s no wonder that Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is so popular. With direct motorway access links at each end of the tunnel, passengers can drive to their destination in no time at all. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle provides a convenient service to all passengers and with a 30 minute check-in time, it is the easiest and fastest way to get to the Continent.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle operates up to four departures per hour between 06:00 and 00:00 and up to two departures between 00:00 and 06:00 in peak periods. One ticket covers a car and up to 9 passengers, and with the newly refurbished Victor Hugo Terminal building in Folkestone everyone can enjoy a coffee or last minute shopping before heading to France. Passengers can even bring their family pets, which will stay in the vehicle with their owners for the whole crossing. In fact, over 1 million happy pets have already travelled with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle fares

Travelling to France couldn't be easier with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. Whether you are driving to the Continent for business or pleasure, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle have a range of standard and flexible tickets to suit all travel needs and budgets. All fares include a car and up to 9 passengers. What's more, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle do not charge fuel or luggage supplements. Book in advance to get the best fare. For the latest train times visit

Standard fares

Prices start from £23 per car per way. All tickets are subject to availability. All fares quoted are valid if booked in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of travel at check-in will vary.

* Motorcycles: start from £12 per bike each way

* Pets: £17 per pet each way. One adult to every 5 pets.

* Guide dogs: Registered guide dogs travel free

Flexiplus tickets

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle offers a Flexiplus ticket, which has extra benefits such as priority boarding and departure lounge facilities. Tickets are fully amendable and refundable for one year from the date of purchase. A return short break Flexiplus ticket (returning between 1-5 days) is £159 each way (£318 return). A standard Flexiplus ticket from 5 days after departure up to 1 year is £204 each way (£408 return).

Frequent traveller accounts

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle offers two types of accounts for customers travelling frequently. Customers could benefit from an account when travelling four or more times per year. Joint accounts are available to share between two people. Accounts are valid for one year, space subject to availability. Price starts from £43 per way and conditions apply. Peak supplements may apply. For more information visit

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