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Cycling into tunnels

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Asked by: Ray Vazquez

Can you ride a bike through the tunnel?

Pedal cycles in the Channel Tunnel are normally allowed to cross the Channel Tunnel fixed link between the United Kingdom and France only by using the Eurotunnel cycle service, on board a Le Shuttle train. That consists of a minibus and bicycle trailer for six bicycles.

Can cyclists go through Blackwall Tunnel?

You can walk your bike through the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels but not cycle through the tunnels. You can also take your bike on the Emirates Air Line cable car between Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown, and on the Woolwich Ferry and Thames Clipper services.

How long does it take to cycle the Eurotunnel?

You will be collected and taken to the terminal and onto the shuttle for a 35 minute journey to Calais.

Can cyclists go through Rotherhithe tunnel?

In any case, if there’s part of a ‘cycle route’ where cycling is banned, it’s not a cycle route. Rotherhithe Tunnel is allowed, but a very bad idea! We should really be planning for and building at least ten new pedestrian and cycling crossings between Tower Bridge and Dartford.

Can you cycle from England to France?

Travel from one great European city to another, powered by your own cycling steam. Over the course of four days, cyclists will cover an impressive 270 miles/435 kms across England and France.

Why are there no bikes on Eurostar?

We’re no longer able to relaunch our bike service as planned this summer. This is due to security and customs issues which are outside of our control. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Can you stay in your car in the Chunnel?

Do you have to stay in your car? You can choose to sit in the car during the entire crossing, or get out and stretch your legs on the train.

Is it cheaper to fly to Paris or get the Eurostar?

Eurostar can be cheaper than the true cost of flying



I’m from the South of England where Eurostar is an easy option, but it becomes pricier if you need to travel down to London from Scotland, Wales or the North, and also how you want to fly.

How deep is the Channel Tunnel under the sea?

75 metres

How deep is the Channel Tunnel? At its deepest, the tunnel is 75 metres (246 feet) below the sea level. That’s the same as 107 baguettes balancing on top of each other. The English Channel is much deeper than the tunnel, with its deepest point measuring 175 meters (574 feet) below sea level.

How hard is London to Paris cycle?

As much as London to Paris is a challenge, it’s also achievable for beginners if you plan and prepare well. It’s a route thats been well ridden so there will always be someone willing to share their experience and tips with you.

Can you take a bicycle on ferry to France?

Most ferry companies accept foot passengers with bikes, as well as cyclists with car-mounted bicycle carriers. It’s important to check the company’s cycle carriage policy prior to booking: some companies accept bikes free of charge; others apply a surcharge.

Can pedestrians use the Channel Tunnel?


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Is there a toilet on the Eurotunnel?

There are no disabled toilets onboard our shuttles. There are additional toilets available in the boarding lanes, and at the petrol station immediately after you leave the terminal (and in the Flexiplus Lounges for customers travelling Flexiplus).

How fast does the Eurotunnel go?

Trains can travel through the tunnel at speeds as high as 160 km (100 miles) per hour; the trip takes about 35 minutes. It has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world (37.8 km [23.5 miles]).

How long does the Eurotunnel take from Folkestone to Calais?

35 minutes

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the fastest way to cross the Channel. Our service from Folkestone to Calais lasts just 35 minutes, less than any ferry to France.

How long does the Eurotunnel take from Dover to Calais?

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is one of the fastest ways to travel to France. Making the journey in 35 minutes, it beats the 90-minute ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.

Why do you have to open windows on Eurotunnel?

A member of staff will place chocks against the wheels to aid immobilisation. Open all doors, windows, air vents and skylights. This will allow all announcements to be heard and the automatic fire extinguishing system will be effective in case of fire on board your coach.

Is the Channel tunnel cheaper than a ferry?

Generally speaking the ferry is usually slightly cheaper, but whichever option you choose, make sure to shop around for deals and book well ahead of time to get the best-value fares.