Folkestone Port is located on England’s south coast not far from Dover. There are no longer any ferry services operating out of Folkestone. It is now the home for Eurotunnel and offers the quickest route to Calais in France. The journey time takes just 35 minutes. There are up to three shuttles from Folkestone to Calais every hour and you will never experience delays due to bad weather or rough seas. Simply drive onto the shuttle, remain with your vehicle and disembark after 35 minutes in Calais.
Inside the Passenger Terminal at Folkestone, there is an information desk that is open 24 hours; ATMs and a bureau de change; a good selection of dining options, and many shops including well known high street brands such as Boots, WHSmith and Dixons. Parking is limited at the terminal building but there are car parks available in the vicinity.
The port is situated just off the M20 motorway at junction 11A. From here, the way to the Channel Tunnel is clearly signposted. Just before entering the terminal, there is a petrol station, should you wish to fill your car before arriving in France. There is a small mini-mart here too.
There are two rail terminals for foot passengers for the Eurotunnel at London St Pancras and Ashford station in Kent. There is also a direct train service to Folkestone from London Charing Cross and London Victoria stations. Some trains from London Charing Cross go direct to Folkestone Harbour. For people arriving at Folkestone Station, the harbour is around two kilometres away but there are plenty of taxis available for the ten minute drive.
National Express operate a regular bus service to Folkestone from the coach station in London Victoria. From the Folkestone bus terminal, it is either a five minute journey by taxi or a 15 minute walk to the port.