Carriage of reserve fuel containers

The maximum safe allowable quantity of fuel (petrol or diesel) that can be carried in portable reserve containers on board the Eurotunnel shuttles, per vehicle, is as follows:

Container Maximum size of containers Maximum number of containers Maximum total limit
Designed for use, fit for purpose plastic container 10 litres 3 NO MORE THAN A TOTAL OF 30 LITRES
Designed for use, fit for purpose metal container 20 litres 1


Please be aware:

  • Anything above 10 litres may be subject to excise duty. More information.
  • Customers who cannot meet these requirements will not be allowed to travel.
  • Customers are advised to ensure that the containers and quantities they carry are compliant with the relevant regulations in the countries that they intend to visit.