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Trip Details
Return Trip

The Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais typically sails 38 times daily and up to 263 times weekly. The Folkestone to Calais Eurotunnel is operated by Eurotunnel. Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel Times

The earliest Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel typically departs Folkestone at about 00:11. The average sailing time of a Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais is approximately 35m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Folkestone to Calais Eurotunnel Prices

Eurotunnel prices for a Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais typically range between $265* and $779*. On average the Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel is $515*. The cheapest Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel prices start from $84*. The average price for a foot passenger is $217*. The average price for a Folkestone Calais car Eurotunnel is $496*.

Eurotunnel prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Calais from Folkestone?

The distance between Folkestone and Calais is approximately 51.4 miles (82.7km), or 44.7 nautical miles.

Is there a car Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais?

Yes, there is a car Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais provided by Eurotunnel. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car Eurotunnel between Folkestone and Calais.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel?

No, foot passengers can not travel onboard the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais.

Folkestone Calais Eurotunnel Operator Schedules

  • Eurotunnel - 253 weekly sailings, 36 daily sailings

Folkestone to Calais Eurotunnel Alternatives

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Folkestone - Calais Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Eurotunnel
Average Price A$525*
Average Daily Sailings 35
Average Weekly Sailings 242
Average Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 00:08
Last Ferry 23:55
Distance 44 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Folkestone to Calais?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Folkestone to Calais is approximately 35m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Folkestone to Calais?

    The average price of a ferry from Folkestone to Calais is approximately 248 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Folkestone to Calais?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Folkestone to Calais and this is
    • Eurotunnel
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Folkestone to Calais?

    Ferries from Folkestone to Calais are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Calais?

    No, currently you cannot travel as a foot passenger on any Folkestone to Calais ferries.
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Folkestone to Calais?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Folkestone to Calais with
    • Eurotunnel
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Folkestone to Calais?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Folkestone to Calais. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Eurotunnel
  • How far is Calais from Folkestone?

    The distance between Folkestone to Calais is approximately 44 nautical miles.

Folkestone Guide

The town of Folkestone is located on the south east coast of England in the county of Kent. Located around 70 miles to the south east of London, Folkestone has a small port and is easily accessible by god road and rail links. A major landmark in the town is The Leas, which are cliffs that are located above the town's beach. Also in the town, visitors will find a Mertello Tower which is a small defensive fort that was built in the 19th century and stands on the cliffs above Copt Point. The tower was principally constructed as part of England's defences against Napoleon but has since had several other uses. It has been Coast Guard lookout, a family home, a golf clubhouse and a World War II mine control post. Today, the tower is a visitor centre. Located just outside of the town is the southern end of the Kent Down Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is a haven for walking, cycling, horse riding and nature watching.

The small harbour at Folkestone is mainly used by fishing and pleasure boats with cross channel ferries having stopped using the port in 2000. The English end of the Channel Tunnel is located at nearby Cheriton.

Calais Guide

The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais department of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts. The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a man made island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination in itself. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, a number of museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders, and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.

Folkestone to Calais Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 4/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 00:18 00:53 35 minutes Thu, Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 00:33 01:08 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 01:10 01:45 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 01:15 01:50 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 02:05 02:40 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 02:18 02:53 35 minutes Thu, Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 02:55 03:30 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 03:18 03:53 35 minutes Wed, Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 03:25 04:00 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 04:18 04:53 35 minutes Thu, Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 04:32 05:07 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 04:51 05:26 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 05:18 05:53 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 05:48 06:23 35 minutes Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 06:18 06:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 06:43 07:18 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 06:47 07:22 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 07:18 07:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 07:36 08:11 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 07:48 08:23 35 minutes Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 08:18 08:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 08:36 09:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 08:45 09:20 35 minutes Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 08:51 09:26 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 09:18 09:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 09:36 10:11 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 09:48 10:23 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 10:18 10:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 10:36 11:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 10:48 11:23 35 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 11:18 11:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 11:36 12:11 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 11:48 12:23 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 12:18 12:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 12:36 13:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 12:48 13:23 35 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 13:18 13:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 13:48 14:23 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 14:18 14:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 14:36 15:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 14:47 15:22 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 14:48 15:23 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 15:18 15:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 15:47 16:22 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 15:48 16:23 35 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 16:18 16:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 16:36 17:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 16:45 17:20 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 16:48 17:23 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 17:18 17:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 17:45 18:20 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 17:47 18:22 35 minutes Wed, Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 17:48 18:23 35 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 18:18 18:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 18:36 19:11 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 18:48 19:23 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 19:18 19:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 19:48 20:23 35 minutes Sat, Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 19:49 20:24 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 20:18 20:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 20:48 21:23 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 21:18 21:53 35 minutes Everyday
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 21:48 22:23 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 21:55 22:30 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 22:18 22:53 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 22:25 23:00 35 minutes Mon
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 23:05 23:40 35 minutes Sat
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 23:17 23:52 35 minutes Fri
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 23:32 00:07 35 minutes Sun
LeShuttle (Eurotunnel) 23:54 00:29 35 minutes Mon

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