Vehicle Types On Ferries & Eurotunnel Freight

FERRY

Driver Accompanied

This is when the driver and any passengers travel with the vehicle.

The driver will load and off-load the vehicle.

ExamplesVehicleLength
(metres)
Height
(metres)
Width
(metres)
ArticulatedArticulated14-16.54.62.5 max
rigidRigid10-144.62.5 max
road trainRoad Train184.62.5 max
vanVan4-82.72.5 max

Unaccompanied Units


This is when the trailer is shipped on its own - no passengers. The ferry operator will load and off-load the unit. Important - The vehicle must have a trestle point and lashing rings to secure it to the vessel deck.

ExamplesVehicleLength
(metres)
Height
(metres)
Width
(metres)
tanksTanks12-142.62.5 max
tautlinersTautliners12-13.52.62.5 max
box vans/fridgesBox Vans/Fridges12-13.52.62.5 max

Other Units

The unit ships on its own - no passengers. The ferry operator will load and off-load the unit. For steel tracked vehicles, we have a dedicated heavy haulage / out of gauge / maffi service. Please contact our customer service team for futher assistance on 0844 847 9000.

ExamplesVehicleLength
(metres)
Height
(metres)
Width
(metres)
dumper trucksDumper Trucks2-122.62.5 max
excavatorsExcavators (Rubber tracked only)4-122.62.5 max
mini-trailersMini-trailers2-52.62.5 max
vehicle unitsVehicle Units4-62.62.5 max

EUROTUNNEL FREIGHT

Vehicle Dimensions

Here are the maximum size and weight of vehicles that can travel on a Eurotunnel Freight truck shuttle. For safety reasons, campervans are not permitted to travel on the truck shuttles.

Eurotunnel Freight maximum vehicle dimensions

Fuel Types

Vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) or Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) or any dual powered vehicles are not permitted to travel on Eurotunnel Freight truck shuttles.

Not sure about your vehicle type? Speak to our customer service team on live chat, email us or call 0844 847 9000.