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Potential Closure of the A16 junction 42b to our Calais Terminal

In the event of heavy HGV traffic, the French Authorities may take the decision to close the A16 junction 42b from Calais/Dunkerque to our French Terminal.

If this happens, one of the following diversions will be put in place:

Exit from the motorway at Junction 39

Take the first left at D243, turn left again to rejoin the A16 and then proceed to take exit 42 toward Tunnel Sous La Manche. Click here for a map of the diversion.

Exit from the motorway at Junction 41

After turning off at Exit 41, take the 3rd exit on the first roundabout. At the second roundabout, please take the 2nd exit to rejoin the A16 and then take exit 42 toward Tunnel Sous La Manche. Click here for a map of the diversion.

Important pre-travel information for passengers travelling with a van

Vans with an MTPLM (maximum technically permissible laden mass) exceeding 3.5 tonnes*, or vans carrying commercial goods for resale, or if your van is a "Box van", your ticket must be booked through our freight service. It is important that you book the correct ticket to avoid any problems when you arrive to travel. If you would like further advice, please call our Contact Centre on 0044 (0)8443 35 35 35.

* This information will be identified on your vehicle registration document. It may appear as 3,500kgs.

Passport and documentation

All passengers (including any pets that are travelling with you) will need a valid passport or ID card. A driving licence is not a valid document for travelling abroad. Please ensure you have your passport or ID card within easy reach and out of its wallet before approaching border controls.

Customers with high vehicles/roof boxes

To avoid over-extended waiting times, customers must advise Eurotunnel Le Shuttle in advance if they are planning to travel with a vehicle higher than 1.85 metres (including roof boxes). We do NOT charge an additional fee for high vehicles or vehicles fitted with a roof box, however we do require prior notice so that we can allocate them correctly. Please call the Contact Centre on 08443 35 35 35. Customers who notified us at the time of booking are not required to notify us again.


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