Ferry to Calais from Folkestone

Direct Ferries offer the fastest means of travel between Calais in France and the UK. Eurotunnel operates the Folkestone to Calais route via The Channel Tunnel which is 50km long, with some 39km undersea - the longest undersea tunnel in the world. The journey takes 35 minutes between Folkestone and Coquelles, situated just outside Calais and there are up to 53 crossings per day with departures every 10 minutes at peak times. Minimum check in time is 35 minutes.

Destination: Calais

If you in Calais on a day trip the coast between Calais and Boulogne are very attractive. Have a look at the Bus station alongside the railway station, to see what you have time to do. You can get to Wimereux, a resort with lots of charm, by train within 45 minutes. Boulogne is a short journey down the coast, with a wonderful Nausica Sea Life Centre, harbour, nice park, and lots of good cafes. And that's just the sea front.

In Calais you can enjoy the cultural heritage of traditional French restaurants, and also find plenty of surviving glimpses of its fascinating past. There's plenty to see and do including visiting the Calais Town Hall with its spectacular belfry and the famous statue of the six Burghers by Rodin. It generally comes as a surprise to first-time visitors that the surrounding area's beautiful countryside is ideal for a leisurely stroll, off-road cycling, horse riding and even fishing. Or why not visit the old harbour which is now used as a marina for pleasure boats.


Folkestone has excellent communications to and from London. The Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is conveniently located at Junction 11A on the M20 (approximately 90 minute drive).

Other ferry routes with Eurotunnel:

  • Calais to Folkestone