Information for Hauliers

Dublin Tunnel is a dedicated route for trucks and busses over 25 seats. It links Dublin Port to the M50 and the National Roads Network. This means a journey time of 6 minutes, approximately, from Dublin Port in the heart of the city to the M50 interchange at Coolock. The Toll Plaza at the southern end has a barrier-free, left-hand truck lane to ensure traffic freeflow for Heavy Goods Vehicles.

Fire Points, Exits & Safety Equipment

The Operator has full jurisdiction in the Tunnel. Drivers must obey instructions.

Tunnel Operator

Speed enforcement is now operational at Dublin Tunnel.

Average Speed Cameras

Tune into FM radio stations to hear safety instructions, in case of incident.

FM Radio Break-in Facility

CCTV is in operation throughout the tunnel.


Loudspeakers and Electronic Variable Message Signs will be used to give instructions.


Emergency Stations on the left have direct telephones to Operator and fire extinguishers.

Emergency Stations

Exit by Pedestrian cross passages when instructed to do so.

Pedestrian Exit

There are four emergency lay-bys on the left, every 1km.

Emergency Lay-bys

Heavy Goods Vehicles
Maximum permissible height is 4.65m.
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Specific rules apply for hazardous loads (Lo-Call 1890 25 24 35 for more information).
No overtaking for Vehicles with 3 axles or more.
Drivers of vehicles over 2.9m must book 48 hours in advance by emailing

Hazardous Vehicle Leaflet

Dublin Tunnel Bye-Laws

HGV Management Strategy

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods List

Pay Your Toll
Pay your Toll online section including payment form and payment system.
Tunnel Closures
View Tunnel Closures section for information on all future Dublin Port Tunnel closures including HGV route information.
Safety Information
Safety information for before entering the tunnel, safe conduct in the tunnel and what to do in the event of an accident or emergency.
Speed Enforcement
Information on the average speed camera enforcement system for Dublin Tunnel.