Pet travel

If you love your holidays but always feel sad at the prospect of leaving behind your four-legged friend, then Brittany Ferries have the answer.

As approved carriers for cats, dogs and ferrets, taking your pet to France or Spain couldn't be easier.

Take your pet to France from just £29

From just £29 your cat or dog can travel on any of our routes to France, in the comfort of your own car. If travelling to Spain the cost is £90 return which includes kennel accommodation.

Information & advice on taking your pet by ferry

Before you go

Find out what you need to consider and know about planning a trip to France or Spain with your pet.

Planning your holiday

Your journey and time onboard

Discover more about the journey itself including the check-in procedure and you and your pet(s) time on board.

Checking-in and The journey

Whilst you're away

Find out what it's like to take your pet to France or Spain in some stories from our customers who have enjoyed fantastic holidays with their pets.

Returning to the UK

Find out what you need to do before returning to the UK and get contact details for vets near our ports in France and Spain.

Travelling with your pet post-Brexit

Dogs, cats and ferrets

The UK has now left the European Union and you can find the latest guidance from DEFRA on taking your pet to the EU here.

Other pets which are not dogs, cats or ferrets (e.g. turtles or parrots)

If you would like to take a pet that is not a dog, cat or ferret to France and Spain then the rules have changed. You may need an EU Health or CITES certificate. For more information, there are English versions available on the official websites for those travelling to France and those travelling to Spain.

Should you have a specific question regarding your pet travel following EU exit, please email us at

Deciding when best to travel

The safety and wellbeing of your pet is the most important thing to consider when travelling. Choose a sailing time which is best suited to your pet's needs. For example, some dogs are more prone to heatstroke than others and so it is best to avoid travelling on hot days. The best time of day would therefore be overnight or first thing in the morning when the temperature is cooler.

Dogs which are more susceptible to overheating tend to be very old or young, have thick, heavy coats or have very short flat faces - such as pugs and bulldogs. Dogs with certain medical conditions or on some types of medication are also more at risk.

We strongly recommend you visit your vet before travelling to get a pet health check to ensure your pet is fit to travel -especially if your dog is one which is more prone to heatstroke.