Dartford Crossing by bike: information for cyclists
How to use the A282 Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing cycle transport service. This allows you to cross the Dartford Crossing with a bicycle.
The A282 Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing is not suitable for cyclists so you cannot cycle across it. Instead you can cross using the cycle transport shuttle service.
This service is provided free of charge.
Before you start
The on-call service is only for standard pedal bikes. For anything else (for example tandem, child trailer) you will need to contact Dartford Crossing in advance to make arrangements.
Telephone: 020 3386 8500 firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is available 7 days a week at the times listed.
|3am to 9am||On demand service|
|9am to 10:30am||No service|
|10:30am to 2pm||On demand service|
|2pm to 3pm||No Service|
|3pm to 9pm||On demand service|
|9pm to 10:30pm||No service|
|10:30pm to 2am||On demand service|
|2am to 3am||No service|
How to access the service
To use the service, cycle to the Essex Point or Kent Point.
Essex Point can be accessed from near to 859 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM20 3AT or via the dedicated cycleway adjacent to the M25 (A282) clockwise Junction 31 entry slip road.
Kent Point can be accessed from the Crossing Offices Roundabout, South Orbital Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5PR.
On arrival you will see signs directing you to a yellow telephone. This is directly connected to the Crossing cycle transport service.
Request a pick-up and then wait in the designated areas. A suitably-equipped vehicle will arrive to transport you, and your bike, through the crossing.
There will usually be a wait of around 5-15 minutes before the vehicle can collect you and your bike. At peak times there is likely to be a longer wait.
This service is provided by Connect Plus Services on behalf of Highways England. Provision is made for this service under the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988.
020 3386 8500
Connect Plus Services
Connect Plus House
St Albans Road