Taking your touring caravan to France on the Channel Tunnel
What better way to enjoy your touring caravan than on a holiday in France, enjoying everything this great country has to offer with your own accommodation quite literally in tow!
It's easier than you would imagine to take your caravan to France with the Channel Tunnel (courtesy of Eurotunnel) making the whole experience quick and efficient – simple as drive-on and drive-off.
How does Eurotunnel work?
If you are nervous about the experience, here is what to expect?
Once you arrive at the Channel Tunnel entrance your ticket is checked and you are issued with a boarding card for the next available crossing.
You will pass through Passport control and will also be asked to pull over so that they can check your gas bottle is disconnected before you simply park in some dedicated caravan parking spaces in the waiting area until your ‘letter’ is called for boarding. The parking area is close to the toilets and shops for the last minutes needs!
To board the train you simply drive your caravan to the train and drive up a short ramp and then drive down the carriage. Don’t worry these carriages are big enough to take the enormous tour buses and so whatever size caravan outfit you have you will fit comfortably.
And that is it, pull the handbrake and leave in gear and wait for the train to leave. With in 30 minutes you have complete the journey and you simply drive off the carriage at the other end… nothing could be simpler.
The picture above is of our Bailey Ranger on the train and you can see that there is plenty of room all around.
What if you are late for your crossing?
Unlike conventional ferry crossings, the Channel Tunnel services run throughout the day and night and so whatever time you arrive they will try and get you on the next available service. Another way the Channel Tunnel reduces the stress of your journey.
How do I book tickets?
We would highly recommend booking your tickets in advance to make sure you can get on board and to speed up your booking in process. You can purchase your tickets online at Eurotunnel.
If you have pre booked your tickets your number plate is scanned as you approach the ticket booth and your tickets are automatically delivered to you - very cool!