A faster - and cheaper - ways to cross the English Channel via the Channel Tunnel. If you Euro tunnel through the channel for a short vacation or a leg of a tour of European tourism, all take on board the shuttle and ready to use, 35 minutes later you are in another country.
I'm not a big fan of the tunnels, so I would be careful with the Channel Tunnel. But once to jump in the car transport light compartment with room and take a stretch, my partner had not even realized he had a tunnel.
Wallace the Westie, he slept all the way.
- Where: The tunnel between Folkestone in Kent to Coquelles, just outside Calais. It has its own highway exit, the register directly at both ends.
- France, take exit 42 of the A16
- UK exit 11A of the M20.
- Book online on the website of Euro Tunnel or by phone:
- UK - 44 0443 35 35 35
- France - 33 (0) 810 63 03 04
- outside Europe - 33 (0) 321 00 20 61
- Opening times: on windows can be booked up to four outputs per hour (round trip) 2 hours during the day.
- Prices: Single tickets start at £ 49 and return flights on the same day or short break as low as 23 € per car (see special offers). Moto travel at half price.
Arrival least half an hour before departure (not more than two hours) to allow time for the arrival, enter the fairway and go through security checks and the British and French borders. In addition to passport and visa (if required) for all passengers, also you need registration documents and proof of insurance for your car.
What if I see on the wrong side of the road?
No Chance. Yes, they drive on the right and left France, the United Kingdom, but the skillful engineers who designed and built this wonder of the world thought of everything - even how stupid some of us could be driving.
Above and below the Channel Tunnel, roads are designed to guide you through the right path. In the time that has passed through the customs control and the British and French passport and ready to leave the private road to Euro tunnel sites that is used on the right side of the road for the country where you are.
Can I go without a reservation?
You might be able to pay on board the next available transport in Pounds, Euros or credit card. But it is more expensive to book in advance and does not guarantee a place. During the peak hours of the day or early European school holidays, you could end up waiting a while aboard a ferry.
But you can still be spontaneous. Euro Tunnel shuttle through can be booked at least one day in advance as a rule.
The transmission is too much for cyclists:
Each Euro Tunnel shuttle can carry six cyclists. Bicycles are transported on a trailer on the road and cyclists in particular minibus. Book a bike transition, call sales support, weekdays 9: 00-17: 30 in 44 biking trails (0) 1303 282 201 must be booked 48 hours in advance. To learn more about cycles in Le Shuttle.
Cycles in a roof rack - Some cars in the shuttle bus two floors and some are single. If you can bring your bike on the roof of a car that makes the car more than 1.85 meters tall (about 5.15 meters), tell the agent when booking your trip so that you can assign appropriate transport.
The Euro Tunnel Experience:
I'm not the biggest traveler when it comes to long tunnels. I remember a long journey, white hinge on a bus for the Monte Blanc Tunnel on the way to a ski trip I do not want to repeat. So I planned my first trip through the Channel Tunnel with a little fear.
I was at the Euro Star, the high-speed train travels through the tunnel, without any problems, but I thought it was different. Finally, I would have gone on the subway and trains in the tunnel before.
Ultimately, proved to be the easiest, fastest and most convenient to cross the canal. The mission was a breeze. We arrived early for our train and arrived early departure. Drive transmission, Auto Transporter Euro tunnel was like driving into a garage.
The interior was painted a sunny yellow and the lights stayed for the whole trip. So bright, in fact, chatted with joy and my dog was snoring in the back seat, it took about five minutes to walk through the French countryside before we realized that the windows of cars was out of the dark tunnel leaving blue sky.
The tunnel is the most convenient and human way to travel over the canal with a pet. Your pet stays with you all the way. When commuting to and from the UK with a dog or a cat, but the animal must be tested free of rabies, microchipped and for UK Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), which takes a little advance planning registered.
Enough to make cheap travelEuro Tunnel is to promote a price to hikers and short trips - and it only takes 35 minutes. When you rent a holiday home in Kent, through jump on cheap wine and cheap beer, cigarettes refuel if you smoke, the best cheese and food to store your cupboards. Touring in southern England? Pop through the canal for lunch, a visit to the Normandy countryside and a change of scenery. And if you come from France, there is much to do in the tunnel terminal near Folkestone to do.
Insider TipI think that shopping and eating on the premises of the Euro tunnel equal to the duty to the airport - pretty standard. And once you have entered the Euro Tunnel site, you really can not leave without repeating the entire border security. So take your time to Calais first visit. See the statue of Rodin's Burghers of Calais and learn its heroic story, the mall hypermarket Calais for wine and good business, then take a final day of French country and head to the tunnel at Coquelles.