Very early arrival at the tunnel ?

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  1. Kool Kroozer

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    Can any of you wise travelers advise please - We are scheduled to cross from Dover via the tunnel on Thursday morning about 7am, heading to Dover Wednesday afternoon and parking on the New Dover Road Park and Ride Aire for the night, but am getting itchy feet and am thinking of going straight to the tunnel Wednesday rather than Thursday morning - will they they stick me on the next available train or turn me away ? BIG Thanks in advance TC ;)
     
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    Probably a bit too early. They may offer you another crossing for an extra charge.
     
  3. Robert Clark

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    Why not change your booking?
     
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    Didnt know you could at such short notice ?
     
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    You can change your crossing any time up to 24 hours before, assuming there is space available, but if the one you change to is dearer than the one you've booked you'll get charged the difference.

    Denise
     
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    what date?

    I have changed bookings 5 times before at no cost but we are on a shared frequent traveler. doubt if there would be a charge to change to overnight anyway? as going out in evening usually cheaper then morning

    look on line or just call and ask

    edit: loads of availability evenings of next two Thursdays
     
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    Just checked, arriving late evening will cost an extra - wait for it £106 - so that answers my questions an many thanks for those who participated but gonna stick to the original plan of Thursday morning :LOL::LOL:
     
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    They let us on 2 hours earlier than our booking on the way back in June.
     
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    Yes you can
    Though there may be a extra charge if the time you choose is more expensive
     
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    Thanks all (y)
     
  11. Stagman

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    :DLast time i went, Tunnel is Folkestone
     
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    They will offer you an alternative train but if you're that early will almost certainly charge you. We were 14 hours early once (didn't get to Canterbury P&R before they locked up) and got a train but paid for the privilege.
     
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    Don't know how this could be just checked if you go at ten to four Wednesday its only £110
     
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    I imagine there's something in the T&Cs about how early you can arrive.

    I know you can be 24 hours late.
     
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    We are always changing our booking time


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    I would chance it, we've arrived up to a day early at both Folkestone and Calais, I don't recall ever paying £20-30 more.

    Worst case is you have to return to Canterbury for the evening.

    Have a great trip !
     
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    When I saw the cost I thought they must be charging you for a new crossing but checking the eurotunnel site the cost of an evening train this week is £206 and the early morning train is £110 so they have quoted the difference between the price you paid and they price for an evening ticket now. It seems that you have picked the most expensive days to travel leading up to the bank holiday. If you look at the cost for an evening ticket next week it is £101. Don't you just love supply and demand.
     
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    Tunnel booked Monday evening, visit show Tues/Wed staying on P1.
    UK Dethleffs club planning visit.
     
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    I am amazed they wanted so much.

    We have often arrived a couple of hours early and they just put you on the next train.

    We arrived at Calais a day early and they only wanted around £20 if we went on the next train and around a tenner if we waited a couple of hours.

    I have always found the "chunnel" an easy company to deal with when changing plans. :0)
     
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    £108 return all year round ( subject to conditions) sharing frequent traveler with someone.
     
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