Eurotunnel

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If you’re looking for a way to get to France from the UK, Eurotunnel is a great option. This company has been operating their trains from the UK to France and back ever since 1994, and Brexit is not going to stop them – with Eurotunnel you can amend your trip up to 24 hours in advance, and the company offers free cancellations up to seven days before the travel date. Eurotunnel promises an affordable service with great quality.

If you’re looking for a way to get to France from the UK, Eurotunnel is a great option. This company has been operating their trains from the UK to France and back ever since 1994, and Brexit is not going to stop them – with Eurotunnel you can amend your trip up to 24 hours in advance, and the company offers free cancellations up to seven days before the travel date. Eurotunnel promises an affordable service with great quality.

Even though Eurotunnel will operate normally even after Brexit on 31st October 2019, British passengers looking into going to France will need a passport to travel to Calais when Brexit finally occurs. The company boasts that whatever form Brexit takes, you can still rely on Eurotunnel for your trip.

How long does the trip take?

Eurotunnel claims that their company makes the trip from Folkestone to Calais in thirty-five minutes. This way, you can rest assured you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your trip to France, with a trip just a little over half an hour from one country to the other.

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How many people can I take on my car if I'm travelling with Eurotunnel?

The price from Folkestone arriving at Calais will depend on the season, however, the price always includes one car and up to nine passengers.

So, for the price of one trip, you can take your whole family to France without having to rent a car when you’re there, which will save you money on your holiday and give you a more comfortable experience.

How does the Eurotunnel schedule work?

With Eurotunnel, you can use the M20 motorway following the signs for the Eurotunnel termial and just show up at any time you choose. With four different schedules every hour, you’ll be sure to have a short waiting time when you arrive at Cheriton.

You can always book your trip in advance using the booking tool at Eurotunnel’s website, which will give you extra security in case you want to travel at a time or season when the ferries are usually full.

Are there any special offers for frequent travellers?

Yes, if you make this trip at least four times a year, you can become a Frequent Traveller with Eurotunnel and save a lot of money. Frequent Travellers can travel at a price of only 46 pounds each way, which makes it a lot cheaper to go to France if you travel there frequently enough.

You can find out how to become a Frequent Traveller at the Eurotunnel’s website as well and apply immediately. Frequent Travellers enjoy a series of benefits like an up to 50% discount, your information saved for faster boarding (like if you’re travelling with pets, which vehicle you use and payment methods) and the possibility to share your plan with friends or family members.

If you like to travel without making any plans, you can also get the Flexiplus plan, which allows you to enjoy a fast track check-in, a dedicated lounge just for Flexiplus travellers, and the freedom to show up and board any ferry you want to.

If you don’t have a Flexiplus plan but would like to enjoy the freedom of coming and going whenever you like, find out how to get it at the company’s website. Eurotunnel also accommodate pets in your trip so your pet can travel in your car with you. Plus they offer a Travel and Motor Breakdown Insurance, which can come in handy if you have any issues during your trip.