Folkestone - traditionally known as "The Garden Coast" - is a resort town situated in Kent on the South East coast of England next to the Straits of Dover. Folkestone Terminal is the home of the Eurotunnel Trains taking freight vehicles and passengers travelling with their own vehicle via the Channel Tunnel to mainland Europe (Calais/Coquelles in France). Channel Tunnel trains from Folkestone go to Calais in France and can be booked cheaply and easily online with AFerry.
Calais to Folkestone / Folkestone to Calais
- 41 crossings daily
- 35 min
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Folkestone is the English terminal of the Channel Tunnel and offers regular trains from the South Coast of England to Calais in the north of France. With an average journey time of only 40 minutes, this is the quickest way to cross the English channel from the south Coast.
Folkestone will fascinate you with the spirit of the town, the charm of its people and the beauty of its countryside. People who love walking will enjoy the stunning scenic route and the famous giant hill figure of a White Horse, which has been carved into the hill side of the Downs. Folkestone is also famous for its annual Folkestone Literary Festival, which is internationally renowned.
Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal facilities
Folkestone Terminal facilities include a wide range of shops & restaurants/snack bars including Burger King, WH Smiths, Whistlestop and Dixons Duty Free. There is also a 24hr lounge, Eurotunnel Information Office, Tourist Information Centre, children's play area, toilets and telephones.
Getting to Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal
The Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is conveniently located at Junction 11A on the M20. From south London expect a journey time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. National Express run services to Folkestone from all over the UK via London. Trains run on a regular basis from London Charing Cross to Folkestone. Trains also run from Dover to Folkestone daily.
Eurotunnel trains from Folkestone
The service is run by Eurotunnel, which is market leader for cross-Channel travel. Eurotunnel operate up to 3 departures an hour every day from Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal to Calais in France. The average crossing time is 35 minutes, making Eurotunnel the fastest way to France from the UK. Eurotunnel underground trains offer the highest levels of safety and security and aim to provide ease, reliability and comfort to all its customers.
Eurotunnel was named Best Train Company in 2007 and received the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.
Eurotunnel UK Terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone, CT18 8XX, United Kingdom