5 Tips on the Eurotunnel Shuttle between France and England


TheEurotunnel is an easy and popular way to cross the English Channel. The underwater route
Calais – Folkestone
aboard the Shuttle(LeShuttle Eurotunnel) is one of the most popular routes between France and England. This is a viable alternative for reaching Britain from Europe. And vice versa to go to France.

The world’s longest underwater tunnel

The tunnel under the English Channel is an impressive work. Inaugurated in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterand, it cost the French and British governments more than 9 billion euros.

With its total length of 50 km, the Eurotunnel is the third longest railway tunnel in the world after the Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland and Seikan Tunnel in Japan. By virtue of its 39 km below sea level, the Channel Tunnel is to date the longest undersea tunnel in the world.

Three parallel tunnels two of which are suitable for rail transport and a third for road connections make up the Eurotunnel scheme. The management of the work is entrusted to Getlink. An estimated 10 million passengers and vehicles travel through the LeShuttle Eurotunnel service each year.

Five answers to frequently asked questions about the Eurotunnel:

If you are planning a trip between France and England across the English Channel you might
read this article about ferries between Calais and Dover
. Keep following this post to get useful tips and information about the Eurotunnel Shuttle.

Below are the answers to the 5 frequently asked questions of travelers who want to travel to England:

1) What is LeShuttle Eurotunnel?

Le Shuttle is not a ferry; it is a shuttle that travels like a train. It runs through the Eurotunnel on rails inside the underwater tunnel connecting France and England. It travels 39 km (of the total 50 km length of the Eurotunnel) at 45 meters below sea level. It ensures fast and safe transportation of passengers and vehicles between the two sides of the English Channel.

2) How to board the Eurotunnel shuttle between France and England.

How does one board the shuttle that crosses the English Channel? This is the classic question asked by all travelers moving between France and Britain. No anxiety, boarding Eurotunnel’s LeShuttle is super easy and, in some ways, more convenient than even boarding the ferry.

It is possible to board the Eurotunnel Shuttle in your own vehicle, almost like on a regular ferry, except that passengers remain seated in their own cars. This is an important detail that makes crossing the English Channel aboard LeShuttle even more convenient for many categories of travelers,

Eurotunnel Ferryfinder France England3) How long does it take to cross the English Channel through the Eurotunnel?

It takes 35 minutes to cross the English Channel between France and Britain with the Eurotunnel. The Calais – Folkestone route is usually traveled in one hour.

Please note: The traveler reviews on the Eurotunnel official website reward the punctuality of the connections

4) How much does the Eurotunnel cost for Britain?

Going to England with leShuttle Eurotunnel on the Calais – Folkestone route costs 332 euros for a single passenger in a car. Of course, prices are similar for the return on the reverse route from England to France.

5) How to book LeShuttle Eurotunnel?

Eurotunnel route prices are subject to change. To find out the best price, simply log on to the Ferryfinder website and search for the Calais – Folkestone route or vice versa. You will find the list and schedules of LeShuttle departures and arrivals with all up-to-date prices.

Britain’s exit from the European Community did not adversely affect transportation between France and England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, after Brexit, legislation is constantly being updated and regulations are bound to change. Keep following this blog to get all the news about ferry travel