LeShuttle terminals: Folkestone and Calais

The Channel Tunnel for LeShuttle customers starts at either the Folkestone or Calais terminals of LeShuttle, formerly known as Eurotunnel. Our passenger terminals are different to airports or railway stations in that there is only one destination – either Calais, if you’re travelling from the UK to France, or Folkestone for the UK. So the departures board is much more straightforward!

With up to four departures an hour and a journey time of just 35 minutes, you won’t have long to wait before you board your shuttle. In the meantime there is plenty on offer at our terminal buildings, from food outlets to duty free shopping and even pet exercise areas!

Folkestone terminal 

The LeShuttle Folkestone terminal provides an opportunity to take a breather, grab a bite to eat or do a spot of shopping before you board your shuttle. We have our own exit at junction 11A of the M20 in Kent. Check the table below for some approximate timings on getting there from different parts of the UK:
Cities in the UK Distance to Folkestone Driving Time
Central London 67 miles 2 hours 
Portsmouth 127 miles 2h 28m
Bristol 192 miles 3h 35m
Birmingham 193 miles 3h 35m
Cardiff 225 miles 4h 14m
Exeter 233 miles 4h 43m
Leeds 261 miles 4h 48m
Manchester 276 miles 5h 7m
Newcastle 342 miles 6h 5m
Glasgow 479 miles 7h 48m


Please note: These distance and driving times from UK locations to the LeShuttle/Eurotunnel Folkestone terminal are approximate and given as guidance only. 

Calais terminal 

The LeShuttle Calais terminal is located in Coquelles, just outside Calais. If you are travelling back to the UK from France, take junction 42, then 42b of the A16 motorway, following signs for ‘Terminal tourisme’.

Check the table below for some approximate timings on driving to the Channel Tunnel at Calais from different cities in France and Belgium:

  Distance to Calais Driving Time
Bruges 72 miles 1h 25m 
Rouen 130 miles 2h 10m
Reims 171 miles 2h 42m
Paris 182 miles 3h 30m
Orléans 262 miles 4h 37m
Nantes 371 miles 5h 52m
Strasbourg 388 miles 6h 3m


Please note: These distance and driving times to the LeShuttle/Eurotunnel Calais terminal are approximate and given as guidance only. 

Hassle-free check-in

Checking in at our booths is easy

When you arrive at the terminal, proceed to the self check-in lanes if you have made an advance booking. Your vehicle’s registration plate will be automatically recognised and our system will find your booking. You will then be able to print your hanger, which you will need for boarding and will include the departure time of your LeShuttle service. 

Find out more about our hassle-free check-in process.

Food and Shopping

A duty free shop in a transport terminal
Get up to 50% off big brands at our World Duty Free shop

While you wait to board LeShuttle, why not take advantage of the shopping and food outlets we have at our Folkestone and Calais terminals?

World Duty Free

There are some fantastic bargains to be had at our World Duty Free stores in both the Folkestone and Calais LeShuttle terminals. From wines and spirits to chocolates and perfume, get up to 50% off high street prices on leading brands.

Shops & Restaurants

In both our terminals you’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to shops and places to pick up something to eat or drink. Get that last minute travel essential at the AA Shop or change some currency at the Travelex ATM.

LeShuttle's terminals at Folkestone and Calais are open 24 hours a day. Click here for up-to-date opening times of the shops and restaurants at our terminals.

Other Facilities

There are numerous other services available at our LeShuttle terminals.

Let your furry friend stretch their legs in our pet exercise areas

Charging points

Need to top your phone up for your onward journey beyond Calais or Folkestone? You can use the charging and plug sockets by our Customer Service and Tickets desk and various locations in the Terminal Building.

Flexiplus Lounge

If you’ve got a Flexiplus ticket, you have exclusive use of our Flexiplus Lounges at both terminals. Enjoy a complimentary coffee, breakfast or lunch and relax in style while you wait for your departure.

Family Facilities

Don’t worry if you’re travelling on LeShuttle with babies and little ones. We have baby-changing areas in the toilets of the terminal buildings, dedicated play areas and outdoor picnic tables.

Accessible travel

Passengers who require accessible services while travelling with LeShuttle can be confident that we will meet your needs and ensure you have a safe, comfortable and pleasant journey with us. If you or a member of your party are travelling with a guide dog, let us know in advance and we will ensure everything is ready for you when you arrive at the terminal.

Pet exercise space

If dogs or cats or any other pets are coming along for the ride, they can ‘paws’ awhile at our dedicated pet exercise areas at both of our terminals.

Customer Service

Remember that if you need any help while you are in the terminal building, the LeShuttle team will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Come to the customer service desks where they will be happy to help.

How to find out where to board

Follow the correct sign for your vehicle

Your booking confirmation email will tell you which boarding category your vehicle is in – Medium, Small or Large. When you leave the terminal building car park, follow the signs for your type of vehicle and you will be directed to the loading platform of your shuttle.

Travel across the Channel in just 35 minutes with LeShuttle

With LeShuttle you can choose from a range of ticket types to suit the length of your break. By booking further in advance you also get the best deal on ticket prices. We look forward to seeing you at one of our terminals soon!

LeShuttle terminal FAQs

  • No, LeShuttle (formerly known as Eurotunnel) does not have stations. The Channel Tunnel runs from Folkestone to Calais, and there are no intermediate stops.


  • Shuttles travel through the Channel Tunnel between our two terminals in Folkestone and Calais. So depending on where you are travelling from, the Channel Tunnel starts at Folkestone or Calais.


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