Can I travel with a fuel can?

We unfortunately do not allow the carriage of fuel cans whether full or empty, due to the fire risk involved.

The carriage of dangerous substances (such as, but not restricted to: butane, propane, helium, GPL, fuel, extinguisher, diving equipment, medical oxygen, aerosols, etc.) for non-commercial purpose is regulated by IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) regulations and is subject to compliance with Marine Guidance Notes published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It is your responsibility to comply with these regulations and to not carry larger quantities than allowed. 

Get in touch

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above or to find the latest sailing updates please visit our Twitter account @POferriesupdate. Our Help Centre also provides information regarding travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 08:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 and 17:00 on weekends.