Chunnel Query...

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  1. Irishrover

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    Have booked Eurotunnel for 14th September at around midday ( Dont have precise time at hand ) How flexible are they if you got there earlier and wanted to change time of crossing? ... Our first time using the Tunnel so hoping some of you seasoned crossers may know the score....TIA
     
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    Up to two hours early , they would put you on the first one that had a slot, think it works upto two hours late as well, but not sure
     
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    They are usually very flexible.

    You can get there as early as you like within reason. When you check in through the barriers you will be offered the first available train, often at no extra charge.
    You can't check in more than 2 hours before your train time so if you are earlier than this and want to go through the barriers you have to accept the earlier time it offers you whether you're charged more or not.

    We've been 3 hours early and got almost straight onto a train without having to pay any more. The only time we've been charged is when we arrived about 14 hours early at Folkestone (Cock up. Don't ask!)
     
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    We always book a couple of hours later than we would hope to get there giving us plenty of time for hold ups but have always got there early and always gone on earlier train
     
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    at worse they will charge for an earlier train, but wait an hour and get a free one, up to you, never had a problem.
     
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    Thats exactly what we've done, Just allowing for delays etc.....thanks everyone for replys...it seems they are fairly flexible then....should be no problems.
     
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    We've arrived early and the automatic booth wanted to charge us but we declined.
    Went into the terminal and saw a very helpful lady on the information desk and she put us on the next train f.o.c.
     
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    Often we get on an earlier train and never been charged extra.
     
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    Makes sense for them really, if the train you are booked on is full, if they can put you on an earlier train that has room spare , they could possibly get someone else in your spot who just turn up and charge them double, everyone's a winner
     
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    Hah! Now you are trying to bring common sense into the equation!:whistle:
     
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