When must I check in and how long before a sailing can i embark?

Generally boarding begins approximately 30-60 minutes before our published departure times for both foot passengers and vehicles unless otherwise stated.

Check-in information
Specifics of booking Minimum check-in time
Standard ferry or holiday booking 45 minutes
When travelling with pets from the UK 60 minutes
When travelling with pets from France or Spain 90 minutes
Group booking (10 or more) 90 minutes
When carrying dangerous goods 60 minutes
For disabled passengers / or passengers who require assistance 60minutes

On busy high-season sailings loading may commence earlier to allow for correct loading of all vehicles.

If you are travelling with a pet or have any special requirements you will need to arrive at the port 90 minutes before departure.

The earliest check in time for both foot passengers and vehicles is between 2-3 hours before the scheduled departure time. Although this can vary according to the time of year

Boarding will normally commence 30-60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. If early boarding is available this will be noted on your travel ticket, however, please note that this will be the time that early boarding commences for standard cars and not all cars will be able to be loaded immediately at this time.