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Important updates

​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​​ ​​​​

Road Maintenance A16 Highway Calais – Dunkirk Between Sunday 22 October at 20:00 to Saturday 18 November @ 02:00

Between Sunday 22 October at 20:00 to Saturday 18 November @ 02:00 road maintenance will be undertaken on the A16 highway in the direction of Calais to Dunkirk, along with junction closures, please follow the recommend routes to reduce impact to your journey.

 

Alternative Routes

Boulogne to Dunkirk – Follow exit 51 for St Folquin
Dunkerque to Loon Plage (Dunkirk port), Follow exit 54 Grande Synthe and follow the diversions and signs for car ferry Loon-Plage

 

Junction Closures
Sunday 22 October to Sunday 29 October  : Junction 52 will be closed.
Monday 30 October to  Friday 10 November : junction 52 and 53 (Dunkerque port) will be closed.
Saturday 11 November to Sunday 12 November : junction 52 will be closed.
Monday 13 November to Friday 17  November : junction 52 and 53 will be closed.

 

We highly recommend our customers to allow additional time to travel to the port as congestion is expected in busy periods, clearly signposted diversions will be in place during the road maintenance.


 
Dart Charge – P​ayment 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​.

For additional information download this guide:

Customer Information – Operation Stack ​​

For more information about Operation Stack on the M20 when travelling to the Port of Dover please click here.

 
Newcastle (north shields) - Amsterdam​ (IJmuiden) sailings

 
Major Road works along A19 and Silverlink roundabout.
Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place along the A19 and the slip roads during these works. The cycleway on the A1058 over the Silverlink roundabout is closed for the duration of the work as part of the junction improvement, clearly signposted diversions will be in place.​ Please allow additional time for your journey.
 
​Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnel refurbishment.
Please note that The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, between How​don and Jarrow, will close for refurbishment work​. 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.​​​

Major Road closure

​Overnight road closure on A26 main route into Newhaven port
A26 road closed every night Monday to Friday from 2200 until 0600 until the 22nd December for resurfacing work.

​​​​​ WE'RE AWARD WINNING​​

We’re honoured to be named Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2017 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years running now!​​​​

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