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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 Junction Improvement Scheme scheduled night working: 16th – 22nd January 2017
It is necessary to undertake a phase of night working on both the eastern and western carriageways on the A20 in Dover. These works are being undertaken during the night to ensure minimal disruption.
Timings for these scheduled night work will be from 21:00 to 05:00 hours on the following dates:
Thursday 12th January and Friday 13th January
Monday 16th January to Wednesday 18th January
Traffic travelling London-bound will be diverted up Jubilee Way via the A2. Traffic travelling Port-bound will need to follow a minor diversion via Folkestone Road/York Street roundabout to the A20.
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.
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
Newcastle - Amsterdam sailings
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.