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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.

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.

Vehicle types and dimensions
Standard Car Car with roofload MPV or 4x4 Motorhome or Minibus Van
Standard CarCar with RoofloadMPV or 4x4Motorhome or MinibusVan
Up to 6m long
Up to 1.83m high
Up to 6m long
Up to 2.6m high

Up to 6m long
Up to 3m high

Up to 9m long
Up to 4m high

Up to 6.5m long
Up to 3m high

Examples include:
Audi A4, Ford Focus, Renault Clio, BMW 3 Series
Examples include:
As standard car with a roofload e.g. a top box

Examples include:
Ford Galaxy, Vauxhall Zafira, Range Rover, Mitsubishi Shogun

Examples include:
Mercedes Hymer, Fiat Ducato

Examples include:
Ford Transit, VW Transporter, Renault Trafic
*Supplements apply to cars, MPV's and 4x4's over 5m long and 1.83m high and Motorhomes, Mini-buses and Vans over 5m long and 2.6m high.

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


Height

When booking, 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.

Length

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 apropriate length when booking online or through our call centre.

Correct vehicle details must be declared - failure to do so will incur extra payment or may result in non-shipment.

Rear Bicycle Carrier

There is a small supplement for vehicles fitted with a rear bicycle carrier which is payable at the time of booking.

Please note: The total height of your vehicle is the overall height including carrier.

Trailers and Caravans

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.

Please note: The length of your towed vehicle is the total length including the hitch.

Trailer and caravan dimensions

Trailer
Trailer

Up to 4m long
Up to 1.83m high

The total length of your trailer must include the hitch.


Caravan
Caravan / Large Trailer

Up to 9m long
Up to 4m high

The total length of your caravan/ large trailer must include the hitch.

There are limitations on our high speed service for towed vehicles. See below for further information.

Height

When booking 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.

Length

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 online or through our call centre.

Correct vehicle details must be declared - failure to do so will incur extra payment or may result in non-shipment.

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 certain vehicle types.

Accepted vehicles on our high speed service
NORMANDIE EXPRESS
Portsmouth to Cherbourg
VehicleUp to 9m long x 4m high
TrailerNO
CaravanNO
MotorcycleYES
BicycleYES

Vehicle limitations on our high speed service

  • We are unable to transport caravans or trailers
  • 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)

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 5000