Booking the correct vehicle type

We need to have accurate information about the dimensions of your vehicle for a variety of reasons, including safety.

Vehicle dimensions

Type Maximum dimensions Examples
Car / MPV / 4x4 6m long x 3m high BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Ford Galaxy, Range Rover
Motorhome / Minibus 9m long x 4m high Mercedes Hymer, Fiat Ducato
Van 9m 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.

Please make sure that you specify the correct dimensions of your vehicle using the dropdown fields when making your booking.  You must select 'yes' to  'Are you taking any roof items?' if you are doing so otherwise the correct space will not be allocated. 

Rear-mounted bicycle carrier

You can take a rear-mounted bicycle carrier on the back of your vehicle for a small supplement. Please select the ‘Yes’ option under ‘Are you taking a rear-mounted bicycle carrier’.

Roofload

Tell us the full height of your vehicle inclusive of any roofload such as a roof box or bike carrier.

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

Please be aware that if you provide incorrect information about your vehicle, you will have to pay extra charges at the port or you may be refused travel.

Trailers and caravans

The length of your trailer or caravan must be measured with the hitch included.

Please make sure you specify the correct dimensions of your trailer or caravan using the dropdown fields when making your booking.

Type Dimensions
Trailer 4m long x 1.83m high
Caravan / large trailer 9m long x 4m high

Limitations on our high-speed service

Due to the size of the garage on our high-speed ferry, Normandie Express, we cannot transport any vehicle towing a caravan or trailer on this ship.

Please note that all vehicles over 1.83m high need to be reversed onto this ship.

Supplying your vehicle registration number

To comply with French and Spanish legislation, we must have the vehicle registration numbers of all the vehicles that we transport.

If you are travelling with a hired vehicle, please let us know when you are asked to input your vehicle registration number on step 4.

Commercial vehicles

For further information please call 0330 159 7000

Motorcycles and bicycles

You can safely take your motorcycle or bicycle on any of our ferries. We also carry the following vehicles:

  • Trikes (can be booked online, please select 'Car' from the vehicle options on step 1)
  • Motorcycle and sidecar (can be booked online, please select 'Car' from the vehicle options on step 1)
  • Tandem bicycle (please call our Reservations Team on 0330 159 7000 to book)