Where to overnight at Eurotunnel???

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    Hi,

    Nearly Christmas, so we are getting ready to book Eurotunnel!!

    It is the first time we will have used our Tesco vouchers and travelled on the Tunnel, so we are unsure of a number things, any help would be greatfully appreciated.

    1 Does anyone know of a good place to overnight near Folkstone, bearing in mind we have 2 dogs who like to go for a walk.

    2 Our departure will be straight after the Newark Show (spent with Funsters of course) but if we want to amend our crossing back home (sometime in June) is there provision for having a flexible ticket, or will a telephone call be ok?

    3 Do you have to turn up for a specific departure time, like with the ferries, or are they more flexible?

    4 How long before you set off do you have to be at the terminal?

    Many thanks

    Ginny and Mike
     
  2. scotjimland

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    Hi

    we usually use the Maidstone services on the M2 , IIRC it's £8 ( maybe more now) about 40 mins from Eurotunnel.

    When you arrive at the tunnel you will either be directed to the car park or straight to the train depending on how early you are, you can park up to a max. of two hours before departure.. If you are earlier than that you may be sent back out.

    jim
     
  3. Rayb182

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    If you go into Folkestone, heading towards the harbour, theres parking on the habour but if you turn right there go along Marine Parade and then onto Lower Sandgate Road parking alongside road and take the dog for walkies along the beach:Smile:
    Regards Ray n Geri
     
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    Hi Ray
    Isnt that Dover your at there mate - it may be me not knowing where I am....:Sad:

    There are MH parking spaces outside the Dover port Authority building alondside the road. You can walk round the corner to one of those outlet villages and as ray said your right next to the beach for the dawgs. we have stayed there many times with no problems apart from the occasonal passing car. Make sure you get in the right spaces but they are clearly marked on signs

    Phill
     
  5. bevo

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    there is parking near the harbour in folkestone, go past the hotel burstin and turn right fairly quiet, loads of space for the dogs and you can take the funicular railway up into folkestone.
    eurotunnel cheap fares only cover basic crossings, so you will have to specify times for your crossing.
    also was talking to a guy in chartres in france who was heading to eurotunnel.
    he paid with tesco voucher scheme, and told me if he arrived early at eurotunnel they wanted to charge him if he wanted an earlier shuttle.

    we use the camping and caravan site at canterbury £13 a night cus i'm an old fart
     
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    We have used this CL a few times 4 miles from chunnel

    Page Farm
    F B HOBBS
    Page Farm
    Postling
    Hythe
    CT21 4EZ
    England

    Telephone: 01303 862188
    Opening dates

    Open all year
    More about this Certificated Location

    Good views of surrounding countryside with plenty of wildlife
    Hardstanding available out of season (conditions apply)
    Quiet country location outside of small village
    hdstanding (overnight only)
    shingle beach 4m
    Channel Tunnel Terminus 4m

    Alan H
     
  7. dellwood33

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    "Isnt that Dover your at there mate - it may be me not knowing where I am....:Sad:"

    Definately a Marine Parade and a Lower Sandate in Folkestone - so perhaps you are lost :Smile:
     
  8. dshague

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    you have to phone up if you are going to be late ,don't no if they charge ,but can confirm if early they wanted over £100 .we were on day early .went away and came back same day after 4 pm and got a train no problem.
    we always leave home 10am rotherham get the 4pm train and first night in france :Smile:
     
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  9. steveclecy

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    Eurotunnel used to allow you to exchange your crossing if you were held up by, say, traffic jams, but it looks like they are more strict now. Up to 2 hours late is OK. This is from their Terms and Conditions:

    1.3 Check-In time

    You must Check-In at least 30 minutes (but not more than 2 hours) before your booked departure time on both the outward and inward legs of your journey.

    1.4 Exchangeable on or after day of travel

    If you arrive at Check-In after this time (see above) your booking is no longer valid. However it may be possible to exchange your booking for the next available departure subject to the following conditions. A charge may apply.

    Standard Tickets


    • If you arrive within 2 hours of the booked departure time, the booking will be exchanged without charge;
    • If you arrive more than 2 hours but no more than 24 hours after the booked departure time, the booking will be exchanged if you pay any difference between the price you paid and the price applicable to the departure for which your booking is exchanged;
    • If you arrive more than 24 hours after the booked departure time, your booking will not be exchanged;
    • These tickets are not refundable;
    • All travel must be completed within 1 calendar year of the date of booking.
     
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    Black Horse Farm C.C. site ideal, ten minutes or so from tunnel and the usual C.C. high standards.
     
  11. dshague

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    ginny hope its not snowing in march when you go makes you think when you see today's news and the problems at eurotunnel :Doh:
     
  12. nicholsong

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    Unfortunately this evening the M20 and A 20 seem to be very popular - if a bit overbooked!!
    More sympathetically, I hope all those people stuck there get to their destinations and that their Christmas is not ruined.


    HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL


    Geoff
     
  13. Linda and Steph

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    Anybody know if MHs get lined up with lorries during Operation Stack? We're heading that way for a train late on Monday and we're a tad worried :cry::Sad:
     
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    This is from the Kent Police website as it is at this moment

    Chief Superintendent Matthew Nix, coordinating the multi-agency response from Kent Police said: 'The welfare of motorists, some of who have remained in their cars for many hours, is our primary concern. Into the night, we expect temperatures to fall once again and therefore we will be turning freight traffic around in order to ease congestion and allow the backlog of tourist traffic to pass through. This was necessitated by the closure of Calais to freight traffic.
     
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    Errrrm......are you really serious? :Eek!::Eek!:


    As another poster has already suggested, the M20/A20 are currently taking bookings but be quick as the road is fast filling up.


    Current Eurostar compulsory requisites for all departures are a wing, prayer, and Divine Intervention.


    Alternatively you could try sailing across the Channel on one of those ferry thingys.....at least it will get you there.
     
  16. clarify

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    Hi Stop 24 now open at junct 11 M20 right next to eurotunnel 300 car spaces 24 lorry first 2 hrs free up to 4 hrs £3 or£5 whole day Ray
     
  17. chesterfield hooligan

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: Hi in the tunnel no snow in there !:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Merry Christmass to everyone and a happy new year from Brian and Marion
     
  18. froghopper

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    being early

    hi, we use tunnel all the time, always get there 4 hours early, always been put on the next train with space, lomgest ever had to wait was just under an hour, just time for a cuppa, enjoy, but dont tell anybody else or they will all go early,,and i wont get a space,, shhhhhhhhhhhhh :Smile:
     
  19. Bernieb65

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    Parking near Euro Tunnel

    Hi :BigGrin: We are off to France at the end of October and travelling on the early morning Can anyone please advise where is the best place to park overnight, not too far away though. We have the two with us. Thanks Gill & Bernie
     
  20. tonka

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    Hi new funster Bernie and Gill...

    CHECK THE DATES.. This thread is 3 years old.. !!!!!!!
    I think they have already been and come back a few times since then... :Wink:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Seriously someone may now answer you anyway........
     
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