Alternative Fuels including LPG

LPG powered vehicles (or equivalent flammable gas)

LPG is the abbreviation of "Liquefied Petroleum Gas".

Vehicles powered by LPG or equivalent flammable gas as well as dual powered vehicles (vehicles fitted with an LPG or equivalent flammable gas tank as an alternative fuel) cannot be accepted for transport by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, even if:

  • the LPG or equivalent flammable gas tank is empty
  • the LPG or equivalent flammable gas mode of the vehicle is not selected
Acceptability of vehicles according to their fuel type / power source (including dual-fuelled & hybrid vehicles)

Gas used for domestic services

If travelling with a campervan, caravan or any other vehicle fitted with cooking facilities, any flammable gas container must be declared when asked and will be checked at the appropriate checkpoint by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Flammable gas containers may be transported with the following restrictions:

Maximum quantity allowedMaximum capacity
KgL%L
1 portable container47+/- 93--
Several portable containers50+/- 99--
1 fixed container47+/- 9380+/- 73
Several fixed containers50+/- 9980+/- 79

In all cases, transport of gas containers to power domestic services (e.g. cooking, lighting & heating, etc.) are restricted as outlined below:

Portable gas containers (cylinders/bottles, etc.)

For the purposes of this text, this means cylinders/bottles containing flammable gas that can be moved from the vehicle for replacement or re-filling.

The quantity of gas is limited to 47kg (or approximately 93 litres) maximum for a single container and to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum in the case of several containers.

Fixed gas containers (tanks, etc.)

For the purposes of this text, this means fixed containers that are permanently installed or fixed in a vehicle and are refillable from outside the vehicle.

The quantity of gas is limited to 47kg (or approximately 93 litres) maximum for a single container and to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum in the case of several containers. Each container must be no more than 80% full.

The quantity will be checked via the gauge or remote indicator but if neither are present, the vehicle will be refused.

Combination of portable and fixed containers

If your vehicle is fitted with a combination of portable and fixed containers, the quantity of gas is limited to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum and the rules previously described apply.

Note: All containers and/or gauges/indicators must be of easy access by our staff for any check. Gas containers must be switched off whilst travelling and connection systems must be in good condition. Opening the container tap or using domestic services as described above is strictly forbidden until the vehicle has unloaded at the arrival Terminal

In case of non compliance with these conditions, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle reserves the right to cancel your journey.

Read our Conditions of Carriage.