Eurotunnel. Turning up early as a frequent traveller.

Jan 22, 2012
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I always turn up about a couple of hours early for train and consequently they put me on an earlier train with no additional charge. I am interested in joining the Frequent traveller scheme but notice that the 4pm train is the earliest afternoon train available on the scheme. Leaves me looking for an aire or site in the dark in winter. If I arrived early would they still put me on without any additional charge?
 

Minxy Girl

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I always turn up about a couple of hours early for train and consequently they put me on an earlier train with no additional charge. I am interested in joining the Frequent traveller scheme but notice that the 4pm train is the earliest afternoon train available on the scheme. Leaves me looking for an aire or site in the dark in winter. If I arrived early would they still put me on without any additional charge?
I don't think they'll let you on earlier than 4.00 pm but will be down to them at the time I suppose. As for finding an aire in the dark, as the nights are lighter you'll still be able to find somewhere whilst it's still light unless you want to go a long way once over the channel, or just go to Cite Europe, nice and easy, you can then stock up in the supermarket before heading off the following morning and saving having to visit one then.
 
May 23, 2013
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Under the scheme you can book any crossing but there are supplements for certain times of the time and high peak ie Easter or Summer. We have recently been booked on a crossing without the supplement and wanted to travel earlier in the day and just had to pay the 20/30 supplement fee st Checkin.

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I don't think they'll let you on earlier than 4.00 pm but will be down to them at the time I suppose. As for finding an aire in the dark, as the nights are lighter you'll still be able to find somewhere whilst it's still light unless you want to go a long way once over the channel, or just go to Cite Europe, nice and easy, you can then stock up in the supermarket before heading off the following morning and saving having to visit one then.
Another + for Cite Europe
 
Oct 30, 2010
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They will offer an earlier crossing but if that crossing is in a different charging slot will ask for an extra payment.
We always cross just after 4pm and generally arrive early. They will charge an extra £20 to take an earlier train as its not 'off peak' time, so we stop in their huge carpark and have a coffee and something to eat until our original crossing is called. Once over the other side its just 5 minutes round to Cite Europe.

On the way back I usually book for a crossing around mid-day to allow for any delays. We are usually early but because the off peak times start from early morning in that direction we usually get offered an earlier train at no additional cost.

As others have said, Cite Europe is perfectly safe, free and had loads of space so you will never find it full.

Richard.

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