Take your car to France and beyond

Take your car to France and beyond

We carry far more cars than any other type of vehicle. Find out more about taking your car on LeShuttle.

Load up and drive with LeShuttle

There are many reasons to choose LeShuttle, formerly known as Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, when you want to take your car to France and beyond. Not only is it the quickest way to cross the Channel, you are also not restricted by luggage fees or size restrictions.

No excess luggage charge

Whatever type of vehicle you drive you’ll find LeShuttle offers a valuable service. Just load up your car with the kids, the dog, golf clubs and skis. In fact, pack in as much luggage as you can safely fit; there is no excess luggage charge.

Take your car to France with a range of ticket types. With up to four departures an hour, 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, LeShuttle offers the most frequent cross-channel passenger service. We offer a range of ticket and fare types, including flexible and fully refundable tickets.

Have you tried self check-in yet?

Self Check-In is an easy way to check-in allowing you to print your boarding pass and proceed directly to the allocation lanes. It's easy and only takes a few minutes. Why not try it?

Simply drive up to the check-in barriers and our automatic number plate recognition will detect your vehicle and find your booking.

Once your hanger is printed, you can proceed to our Passenger Terminal Building for some last minute shopping or, if your letter corresponds to the next departure, go straight to the allocation lanes.

Taking your car to France - FAQs

Do you stay in your car in the Channel Tunnel?
If you are travelling on LeShuttle, which uses the Channel Tunnel, you stay in your car during the 35 minute journey from Calais to Folkestone. Once your car is loaded onto the deck of its shuttle and your crossing starts, you can leave your car to stretch your legs or use the on board toilets. 
Can you go on Eurostar with a car?
No, the Eurostar does not offer a service for taking your car to the UK. Eurostar only runs passenger trains, so if you want to travel through the Channel Tunnel in your car, you should make a booking with LeShuttle.
Can you drive in the UK with your own country's licence?
Yes, your national driving licence will be recognised in the UK. Make sure you carry it with you at all times when you are driving in the UK. 
Can you drive a car in the Channel Tunnel?
No, it is not possible to drive a car in the Channel Tunnel. If you want to make a Channel Tunnel crossing by car, you should travel with LeShuttle, which crosses the channel from Calais to Folkestone in just 35 minutes.