Booking the correct vehicle type
To ensure a safe and comfortable service it is important that you provide accurate information about your vehicle and its size. The fare of your crossing will depend on the type of vehicle, its size and if it is towing a trailer or caravan.
|Car||6m long x 2.6m high||Audi A4, Ford Focus, BMW 3 Series|
|MPV / 4x4||6m long x 3m high||Ford Galaxy, VW Sharan, Range Rover|
|Motorhome / Minibus||9m long x 4m high||Mercedes Hymer, Fiat Ducato|
|Van||6.5m long x 3m high||Ford Transit, VW Transporter|
|Supplements apply to cars, MPV's / 4x4's over 5m long and 1.83m high and Motorhomes, Mini-buses and Vans over 5m long and 2.6m high.|
It is essential that you declare the correct height of your vehicle (including any roofload or rear bicycle carrier) as vehicles over 1.83m in height cannot fit in all areas of the ships' garage space. Our standard length accommodates vehicles up to 5m long (excluding trailers or rear bicycle carriers as these carry a supplement). If your vehicle is longer than 5m please make sure you select the appropriate length when booking.
Correct vehicle details must be declared - failure to do so will incur extra payment or may result in non-shipment.
Unsure about your vehicle?
If you're unsure about your vehicle dimensions or need further assistance please call our Reservations Team on 0330 159 7000
Supplying your vehicle registration number
To comply with French and Spanish legislation, we must obtain vehicle registration numbers on all routes. If you are planning to travel with a hired vehicle, please let us know at the time of the booking. Either inform a passenger services agent over the telephone or select HIRE VEHICLE in the options when booking online.
Commercial Vehicles and Vans & Goods
The carriage of goods for hire & reward and vehicles over 6.5m in length and not designed to carry passengers must travel at freight rates. For further information please call 0330 159 7000
Rear Bicycle Carrier
There is a small supplement for vehicles fitted with a rear bicycle carrier which is payable at the time of booking. The total height of your vehicle is the overall height including carrier.
Trailers and caravans on our cruise ferries
It is possible to select two types of towed vehicles when booking online. Small trailers up to 4m long and 1.83m high and Caravan / Large trailers which can be up to 9m long and 4m in height. The length of your towed vehicle is the total length including the hitch.
|Trailer||4m long x 1.83m high|
|Caravan / Large Trailer||9m long x 4m high|
|The total length of your caravan or trailer must include the hitch.|
It is essential that you declare the correct height as trailers/caravans over 1.83m in height cannot fit in all areas of the ships' garage space. Our standard length accommodates trailers up to 3m long and caravans up to 6m long. If your trailer or caravan is longer, please make sure you select the appropriate length when booking.
Limitations on our high speed service
Due to the limitations of garage space on our high speed vessel Normandie Express, we are unable to transport any vehicle towing a caravan or trailer. All vehicles over 1.83m high must be reversed on to this vessel.
Motorcycles and Bicycles
We are able to transport your motorcycle or bicycle securely on all our cruise and high speed service. We can also accommodate the following specialist vehicles on board our ferries.
- Trikes (can be booked online, please select 'Car' from the Vehicle options on step 1 of the booking process)
- Motorcycle and sidecar (can be booked online, please select 'Car' from the Vehicle options on step 1 of the booking process)
- Tandem bicycle (please call our Reservations Team on 0330 159 7000 to book)