Le shuttle timetable and fare guide. Find a cheap le shuttle ticket to france from Dover to Calais

Le Shuttle timetable and fares guide

le shuttle

Le shuttle trains depart from Folkestone which is located 9 minutes away from Dover. Le shuttle is a very practical way to cross the channel because:

  • It is the fastest way on the dover to Calais route with a 35 minute journey time
  • You access le shuttle train right from the English motorway and arrive on the French motorway
  • When you buy your le shuttle ticket it covers you for 1 car and up to 9 passengers per car
  • There are no additional charges for luggage or fuel.

Simply drive your car on board one of the shuttle train and within 35 minutes you will be in Calais. Trains run every 20 to 30 minutes daily and every 2 hours during the night and this all year round.
This is the ideal way of doing your Shopping in Calais Book your le shuttle ticket as early as possible before you travel to get a cheap le shuttle ticket.

Le shuttle ticket prices and fare types

Check out le shuttle ticket prices and fare types in the table below starting from as little as £23 per car each way. You can carry up to 9 people in each car. If you want to secure a cheap le shuttle ticket or tickets we advise that you book as early as possible.
Availability runs out fast especially when you try to book at peak time but bookings can be made up to 10 months in advance which makes it easy to plan your trip and secure a cheap ticket.

If you are travelling in a group of more than 15 vehicles you can benefit from a small discount on the fare for each vehicle. If you are travelling in a group of between 8 and 15 vehicles contact Le shuttle directly so they can ensure that you all travel together.

Trip duration
Day trip Or 1 night stay
From £23
1 or 2 days
Short stay
From £42
5 days or less
Single or long stay
Any duration
Short stay flexi plus
5 days or less
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Flexi plus
Any duration
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Frequent traveler
From £39
Any duration
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Frequent Traveller flexi plus
Any duration
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Important le shuttle ticket information

Booking a £23 ticket:
This ticket has to be purchased as a return journey only. Your trip has to be completed by midnight local time the following day after the outward ticket was used.

Booking a £42 ticket or a £149 ticket:
This ticket has to be purchased as a return journey only and is valid for 5 days. Your trip has to be completed by midnight (or before) on the fith day after the outward ticket was used.

Booking a frequent traveler type ticket
In order to benefit from the frequent traveler program and open an account you will need to buy at least 10 single tickets. The frequent traveller ticket type are usable only outside of peak travel times. You can travel during peak time however you will be charged an additional fee

Le shuttle timetable

Le shuttle timetable is probably one of the simplest one there is

Le shuttle trains are very frequent with at least 2 departures every hour during the day at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour including weekend and 365 days a year

Between the hours of 10pm and 6 am the service is reduced to one departure approximately every 90 minutes

Le shuttle check in procedure

Check in at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before your scheduled departure. This should allow plenty of time to go through security and to settle into the boarding lanes. Arrive with time to spare so you can relax, nip into the terminal shops and have a coffee or a croissant.

To check in you will need the following:

  • Your booking reference number
  • The credit or debit card you have used to make the booking
  • Your passport

Le shuttle self check in

Like with most airlines it is possible to check in by yourself which helps you save time.

If you have pre-booked your tickets all you need to do is follow the self check in lanes which will lead you to a kiosk located just ahead of the main booths.

If you made your booking using a credit card simply enter the booking reference number you were given when you made the booking and just follow the instruction on the screen. Swipe your card. No charge will be made as it is only used for identification.

If you made your booking without using a credit card you will just need your booking reference number. Follow the instruction on the screen. The machine will issue a “hanger” (piece of paper which you’ll need to hang in your car on the mirror). You’ll know exactly which train you will be boarding from then on.

Le shuttle contact details

If for any reason you need to speak to someone before your trip here are a couple of useful contact number and an email address

Customer Information Line: +44 (0) 8444 63 00 00
Customer Contact Centre: +44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Customer Relations: customer.relations@eurotunnel.com