What to expect when you travel with us

We know that sitting in a car lane watching people go on before you, when you have arrived early, can be frustrating. Please watch our new 'boarding our ships' video for information about the boarding and loading procedures of our ships - it's a complex process that takes place according to a detailed pre-organised plan.

Handy travel checklist

  • Passports for all passengers
  • Your booking reference
  • Your car adheres to the regulations of the country you are visiting including legal safety requirements such as a warning triangle, high visibility vests etc
  • A travel bag packed with the essentials you need to take on board with you
  • Arrive in plenty of time for the 45 minute check-in process prior to departure
  • If travelling with a pet, ensure they have a valid DEFRA certificate, (usually a pet passport) and a muzzle for dogs
  • Ensure your pet has food and bedding if staying in your car during the voyage

Boarding our ships

If you are a first time Brittany Ferries traveller or would like more detailed information about our check-in procedure and more, please visit our travelling with Brittany Ferries for the first time page.

Disabled travellers

This film gives you an idea of what to expect if you, or one of your party, has a disability or impaired mobility, especially if using a wheelchair. We can offer as much or as little help as you need.

Travelling with your pet

On board, your pet will travel in the comfort and familiarity of your car, where you can visit them during the crossing. Some sailings even offer dedicated kennels and pet friendly cabins.

Travelling by car ferry for the first time?

Taking your car by ferry with Brittany Ferries couldn't be simpler. This video outlines what you need to do when you get to the port and check in, what happens once you drive on board and some of the great things you can enjoy aboard our ships before you disembark in France or Spain.

Travelling with young children

Taking the family on our ferries is easy with plenty of things for little ones to do. Choose a sailing to suit you so that you arrive closer to your holiday destination – meaning less time stuck in the car!

Travelling by motorcycle

France and Spain are ideal for motorbike touring with miles of great roads and fantastic scenery. This guide explains how your bike will be carefully secured on the car-deck for the duration of your sailing.

Travelling by bicycle

Travelling on our ferries with a bicycle is cheap and simple. Your bike is safely secured on the car-deck whilst you get to start enjoying the ship before all the car passengers get on as bicycles are loaded first.