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The relevant port check-in times for your departure can be found on your booking confirmation in local time. When travelling to the port, please allow adequate time in order to complete the check-in process. A minimum of 45 minutes prior to the sailing departure time for our ferry crossings on the Eastern Channel routes, 90 minutes prior to the sailing departure time for our ferry crossings on our Western Channel and Long Sea routes.
EXIT CHECKS FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING FROM UK PORTS
From 08 April 2015 the UK Government is introducing exit checks at all UK ports of departure. In order to ensure a quick and efficient check-in process can all customers have their passports or identity card ready for inspection when checking in for our services.
DOVER - DUNKIRK/CALAIS SAILINGS
A20 Dover - Temporary Road Closure from 22:30 on Sunday 28 May until 04:00 on Monday 29 May
The A20 will be closed from 22:30 on Sunday 28 May to 04:00 on Monday 29 May. This is to allow a very large electricity transformer to exit the Port of Dover at Union Street to travel along the A20 towards Folkestone. It will be on a specialist vehicle that will travel at approximately 12 miles per hour and is expected to leave the Port at midnight. Traffic diversions will be in place over this period.
Dart Charge – Payment arrangements at the Dartford Tunnel
Payment for the Dartford Tunnel can no longer be paid on arrival at the crossing. For more information to pay for Dart Charge or to use this service please click here.
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Customer Information – Operation Stack
For more information about Operation Stack on the M20 when travelling to the Port of Dover please
Newcastle (north shields) - Amsterdam
Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnel refurbishment.
Please note that The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, between Howdon and Jarrow, will close for refurbishment work and expected to re-open summer 2016. A replacement shuttle bus will be in action throughout this period.
NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE SAILINGS
Newhaven - Dieppe sailings may be subject to alteration due to tidal restrictions.
It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years.