Cycle to the Continent with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Due to current travel restrictions put in place by the UK and French authorities, we are currently unable to provide the Cycle Service.

Fares from only £21 per bicycle, each way!

To make a reservation, contact our Customer Support Department on 01303 282201, Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:30 (excluding bank holidays).

To use the cycle service, a minimum of 48 hours advance booking is required. Unless otherwise specified, your booking cannot be refunded. Amendments can be made, subject to availability and up to 24 hours notice before departure.

In order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, the following has been put in place:

  • A maximum group booking of 5 cyclists, providing they do not need to social distance
  • A max of 2 single person bookings can be reserved on each trip
  • Cyclists will not be allowed to sit in the front with the driver
  • All passengers must wear a face covering at all times whilst in the vehicle
  • The vehicle will be cleaned with antibacterial cleaner between each passenger transfer
  • A screen is in place between the passengers and the driver

Tickets for travel with Eurotunnel are covered by current Conditions of Carriage. Please read them before travelling for certain exclusions of liability.

A woman in blue cycling clothing with a white helmet stopping on her bicycle to take in view of mountains and picturesque village

How can I take my bike to France?

Taking your bike to France is easy. On the day of your crossing, arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour ahead of the shuttle’s departure time at the pick-up/drop-off points mentioned below. There are set local times for this, so be sure you arrive at the right one. You will be collected by a minibus, which will take you to the terminal and onto the shuttle as you cannot travel by bike alone on the shuttles.

Information about our cycle service


The fare is the same for adults and children with cycles. Children accompanying their parents on a child seat travel free of charge. Tandems are charged by the number of seats, occupied or not. Trailer prices are dependent on the size.

Depending upon the volume of traffic and the discretion of the driver, you may be able to take advantage of the facilities in the UK and French Passenger Terminal Buildings.

Pick-up and drop-off cycle points

In the UK the pick-up/drop-off point for cyclists is at the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel at 10:30*

In France the pick-up/drop-off point for cyclists is Ciffco, Boulevard de l'Europe, 62904 Coquelles at 14:30*

* Local times


A maximum of 5 cyclists and their cycles can be carried on any departure.

  • maximum group booking of 5 provided they do not need to social distance
  • maximum of 2 single person bookings
Directions for cars carrying cyclists

Exit M20 junction 12 direction Cheriton, A20. At the roundabout, take 3rd exit keeping to right hand lane direction Cheriton/Sandgate. Follow signs MOD, the Holiday Inn Express will be on your left.

Directions for cyclists travelling by train

Exit M20 junction 12 direction Cheriton, A20. At the roundabout, take 3rd exit keeping to right hand lane direction Cheriton/Sandgate. Follow signs MOD, the Holiday Inn Express will be on your left.

Parking for cyclists

Parking at the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel is available for a daily fee, paid directly to the hotel. No reservations can be made in advance and is subject to availability. For further information call 01303 298 450.

Tips for cycling in Europe

Even the most experience cyclists might need to brush up on the rules from time to time. From what to pack to staying safe, be sure to read up on all the guidance you can so your holiday is safe and fun.

Cycle helmets

Helmets may not always be a legal requirement but are always a good idea. They’re not uncomfortable and can help keep you safe should an accident occur. In some places they are mandatory, with fines in place for non-compliance, so be sure to check the rules before you travel.

Road rules for cyclists

The rules may be slightly different between countries, but it’s always safest to wear a helmet and make yourself as visible as possible to other road users, especially at night. There can be fines if you don’t comply to the rules, and for most places, cycle lanes must be used where you find them on your journey. This guide from cyclingweekly will help you with the rules for cyclists across Europe.

What you need to take

When packing, try to choose clothing that is designed to make cycling more comfortable, especially if you are planning to try some longer routes. Think about the weather and temperature, check online if you’re not sure.

Our suggestions for your suitcase:

  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Water bottles
  • Saddle bag
  • Hand-pump
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Cycling shoes
  • Pedals
  • Lights
  • Spare set of brake pads
  • Waterproof pouch for any tech
  • Bike lock

Group of four cycling friends dressed in cycling gear looking at a view of Dresden over a river

Cycling holiday ideas

Not sure where to go on your bicycle? Let us help you with some of our favourite places to visit on a cycling break.

Make a reservation

Start your cycling holiday by reserving a space on one of our shuttles and you’ll be enjoying France (or beyond) by bike in no time.

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