Can I cycle through the Dartford Crossing – all you need to know

Although you can’t physically cycle through the Dartford tunnels or over the QE2 Bridge, you can request a special pick-up service – a designated vehicle will take you and your bike across in safety. Find out all the essential information here.

In 1963, you’d have been greeted by this if you wanted to get across the Dartford Crossing with a bikeCredit: Wiki

Do I need to book to use the Dartford Crossing bicycle transport service:

No. Providing your bike will fit on a car’s bike rack, you can simply turn up and use the service.

How much does it cost to use the service:

The bike transport service is free to use.

How do I request the bicycle transport service at the Dartford Crossing:

Transporting your bicycle over or under the Dartford Crossing is simple, just follow the below instructions:

1) Go to Essex Point or Kent Point. The addresses for these are as follows:

Essex Point is located at this address:
859 London Road
Essex, RM20 3AT
Kent Point is located at this address:
Crossing Offices Roundabout
South Orbital Road
Dartford, Kent, DA1 5PR

Essex Point can also be found via the cycleway next to the entry slip road for Junction 31 of the M25 (A282) clockwise.

2) Follow signs directing you to a yellow telephone
3) Use the phone to ask for a pick-up vehicle. It’s a direct line, so need for a number
4) Wait in the clearly signed designated area
5) A vehicle will arrive to convey you and your bike through the crossing

What are the operating times for the bicycle transport service:

Cyclists can use the service seven days a week between the following hours:

03:00 – 09:00
10:30 – 14:00
15:00 – 21:00
22:30 – 02:00

How long do I need to wait for the pick-up:

It will typically take roughly 15 minutes for the pick-up vehicle to arrive. However, during peak times or periods of congestion, it could be longer.

Can large groups of cyclists use the Dartford Crossing service:

If you’re travelling in a group of more than three cyclists, you should contact Connect Plus in advance.

You should also call ahead if your bike won’t fit on a standard bike rack, for example: tandems or bikes with trailers.

Driving over the Dartford Crossing?

For all the essential information about paying the Dart Charge and using the crossing, follow this link. 


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