Self-drive holidays with Eurotunnel via the Folkestone to Calais Channel tunnel are a fantastic way to travel to Europe and offer freedom and flexibility for the independent traveller.
Travelling with Eurotunnel is one of the quickest ways of crossing the channel and is a great, hassle free way of starting your holiday. There are no fuel supplements or restrictions on your luggage nor any car parking or car hire charges to worry about. Crossings are frequent, with up to 3 departures an hour at peak times and take approximately 35 minutes
Direct links to the motorway
One advantage of travelling with Eurotunnel between Folkestone and Calais is the direct links to the motorway and en-route to your destination without having to drive from the port or negotiate local traffic, especially at peak times.
UK: Close to Folkstone, with a dedicated motorway exit at
junction 11A of the M20. This take you straight to the Check-In booths.
France: Just outside of Calais, take junction 42 from the A16 motorway
The slip road takes you directly to the Check-In booths.
Boarding is simple and safe - you will be directed to your carriage by a member of staff. At the end of the crossing, you simply drive off and head to your holiday destination.
What to expect from your Eurotunnel journey
Passengers stay with their vehicle throughout the journey in the air-conditioned carriages. You are free to remain in your car or get out and stretch your legs. There are display screens which offer information about your journey and onboard staff who can answer any queries you may have.