Our shuttles

Our passenger shuttles are completely unique to Eurotunnel; custom designed to carry you, regardless of vehicle, at 170kph through our tunnels to France in just 35 minutes.

  • Every passenger shuttle has a locomotive at each end.
  • One half of the shuttle is single deck, and one half is double deck.
  • Each shuttle has a “single deck loader” at each end of the single deck section, and a “double deck loader” at each end of the double deck section.
  • Ordinary cars are usually loaded onto the double deck portion of the shuttle – so you may drive up a ramp inside the shuttle to access the upper deck, or you’ll be directed straight along the shuttle on the lower deck.
  • Higher vehicles, such as large MPVs, motorhomes, and coaches drive straight into the single deck portion of the shuttle.

Our passenger shuttles come in two sizes, Double Deck and Single Deck.

Double Deck

Double Deck shuttles feature lower and upper decks for vehicles below 1.85 meters in height. During loading you will either drive up a short ramp to the upper deck, or straight onto the lower deck.

Most cars can comfortably use these shuttles with room to spare, and once boarded you are free to exit your vehicle and stretch your legs.

Single Deck

For taller, wider, longer vehicles, or vehicles towing a caravan or trailer we have Single Deck shuttles availabe.

These shuttles use the full height and width available in the shuttle, allowing coaches and large vehicles to board and travel with ease.

There are also no ramps to navigate when loading, making them perfect for sports vehicles with low ground clearance.

Booking and boarding

When booking, the information you supply about your vehicle will be used to book you the space most suitable for your vehicle.

Your booking confirmation email will confirm the type of shuttle you will be using, and all you need to do is follow the correct signage at our terminal.