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Vehicle Types

Vehicle Types

Vehicle types you can take on a ferry

DFDS transports all types of passenger vehicles so please make sure you have chosen the right vehicle size (including bicycle holders, roof racks, etc.) It's very important for us to know how much space to leave for your car. Choosing the wrong type and size of vehicle means you risk losing your place on the ferry, or having to pay an additional fee at check-in.

Cars on our ferries can only be transported with a driver, so when booking a ferry ticket please select as many vehicles as there will be drivers.

Standard Cars

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Maximum high is measured including roof rack/bags.

Regular cars
Maximum length – 4.5m
Maximum high – 1.75m

Maximum length – 5m
Maximum high – 1.85m


Small car
Maximum length – 3m
For SMART car select motorcycle with trailer vehicle type.

Bigger Cars

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Maximum length – 6m
Maximum high – 2.20m


Maximum length – 7m
Maximum high – 2.70m
Weight up to 3.5t


Maximum length – 10m
Maximum high – 4m



Maximum length – 7m
Maximum high – 4m


Maximum length – 10m
Maximum high – 4m




Maximum length – 14m
Maximum high – 4m



Maximum length – 3m

Motorcycle with a sidecar
Maximum length – 3m

Electronic bicycles belong to the same category as motorcycles.

Maximum 1 passenger


Mini trailers NEW

Max length - 2m
Max high - 2m

Max length - 8m
Max high - 4m

Vehicle types for Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk routes

Standard Cars



If your minibus does not meet these criteria, please contact us



Max 15 seats including a driver.


Private van

Private vans are for personal use only.






Motorcycle - with a maximum of 2 passengers allowed to travel with this vehicle type.

Motorcycle with sidecar
Fare includes 2 passengers with a maximum of 4 passengers allowed to travel with this vehicle type.

Maximum 1 passenger.


Important information note: If a vehicle is being used for the transportation of goods for commercial gain it is classified as a freight vehicle and will be charged at the applicable freight tariffs at check-in. DFDS reserves the right to inspect the interior of vehicles booked as private vans to ensure that they are not being used for commercial purposes. If access is refused by the driver, DFDS may, at their discretion, charge the applicable freight tariff or refuse transport of the vehicle. For all freight enquiries please contact our freight customer services team. Tel +44 01304 874001 or via email: .

When booking, it is essential that you declare the correct height of your vehicle (including any roof load) as vehicles over 1.85m in height cannot fit in all areas of our vessels vehicle decks.

Our standard length accommodates vehicles up to 4.55m long (excluding trailers or rear bicycle carriers as these carry a supplement). If your vehicle is longer than 4.5m (including any rear carriers and other fittings) please make sure you select the appropriate length when booking online or through our contact centre.

All passenger vehicle fares advertised do not apply to any vehicles over 10 metres in length and/or over 4.35 metres in height and to those carrying commercial goods subject to customs documentation.

If your vehicle doesn’t meet any of the categories described above or for any other vehicle enquiries, please contact our customer service team.


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