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You’re All-In-One Guide to Channel Tunnel Crossings

November 4th, 2008 by paris

Channel Tunnel Crossings

Crossing the Channel Tunnel through any one of the ferry lines requires you to know which ferry line sails from your area going to your destination, and what the time slots are. You also have to book an earlier trip since ferry lines require tickets to be able to ride their boats through the Channel Tunnel crossings.

The Channel Tunnel crossings include various routes coming from Continental Europe going to UK, or from UK going back to Continental Europe. This guide will show you detailed information about the different Channel Tunnel crossings and which ferries travel along these crossings, and how long it takes for them to do so.

Channel Tunnel Crossings

Route: Dover to Calais

Via P&O Ferries and Sea France ferries

  • Travels 60 crossings daily
  • Takes 55 minutes for each crossing

Route: Newhaven to Dieppe

Via Transmanche ferries

  • Travels up to 6 sailings weekly
  • Crossing takes 4 hours

Route: Portsmouth to Le Havre

Via LD Lines

  • Travels up to 7 sailings weekly
  • Takes 5 hours and 45 minutes for each crossing

Route: Folkestone to Calais train

Via Eurotunnel

  • Travels up to 53 sailings daily
  • Crossings take only 35 minutes

Route: Portsmouth to Caen

Via Brittany Ferries

  • Travels for only 3 sailings a day
  • Crossing duration is 6 hours

Route: Dover to Boulogne

Via Speed Ferries

  • Travels up to 5 sailings daily
  • Takes 55 minutes for each crossing

Route: Portsmouth to Cherbourg

Via Brittany Ferries

  • Travels up to 4 sailings weekly
  • Crossing duration is 4 hours and 45 minutes each way

Route: Newhaven to Le Havre

Via LD Lines

  • Travels up to 7 sailings weekly
  • Takes 5 hours for each crossing

Route: Dover to Dunkerque

Via Norfolk Line

  • Travels up to 12 sailings daily
  • Crossing duration is 2 hours

Each ferry port has different time slots and fare prices. You may check the ferry timetables upon your ticket purchase or online. There are up to 145 Channel Tunnel crossings in a day and you can also book a Channel Tunnel crossing ferry and purchase tickets for your next trip online thru different direct ferry service websites.

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  • 1 The Dilly Daisy Mar 12, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Wow! Super informative. Thanks! It;s nice for you to take time breaking it all down. I like to see how long trips will take me and of course it’s always amazing to see how fast you can be in a whole other country in Europe compared to traveling in the US. It’s so much smaller over there which is great since you can see and do so much so easily. I’m super excited!!!!!