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Vehicle Types

Vehicle Types

VEHICLE TYPES & DIMENSIONS ONBOARD OUR FERRIES

DFDS carries all types of passenger vehicles. Please ensure that you select the correct vehicle size (including all additions such as bicycle racks, tow bars roof racks) as we need to know the amount of space to set aside for you on the car deck. Vehicles declared incorrectly at the time of booking risk being refused boarding or may be subject to additional charges at the port.

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

<3,5t

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

<3,5t

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

<3,5t

Maximum length – 10m
Maximum high – 4m

<3,5t
Minibus/motorhome

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Maximum length – 7m
Maximum high – 4m

<3,5t

Maximum length – 10m
Maximum high – 4m

<3,5t

Bus

bus

Maximum length – 14m
Maximum high – 4m

Motorcycle/bicycle

bikes

Motorcycle
Maximum length – 3m

Motorcycle with a sidecar
Maximum length – 3m

E-bicycle
Electronic bicycles belong to the same category as motorcycles.

Bicycle
Maximum 1 passenger

Trailers

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

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Motorhomes

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

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Minibus

Max 15 seats including a driver.

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Private van

Private vans are for personal use only.

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Trailer

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Caravan

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Motorcycle/bicycle
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.

Bicycle
Maximum 1 passenger.

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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: dover.freightbookings@dfds.com .

Height:
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.

Length:
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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