Direct Rail

Ferry Tickets FAQ

How do I book a Ferry ticket?

Please visit our Ferry tickets page and select your requirements from the drop menus.

How do I find the cheapest ferry tickets?

Prices often depend on the time of day at which the sailing takes place. Peak season and weekend sailings are generally more expensive, as are overnight sailings long enough to permit a good night's sleep. We advice the following: - Book well in advance - Avoid school holidays and bank holidays. - Travel Midweek – Tuesday to Thursday - Avoid travelling on Fridays and Saturdays - Travel early morning or late evening.

How do I make a booking to travel as a foot passenger?

To make a foot passenger booking please select 'Foot passenger'' from the Vehicle dropdown in the booking process.

Can I take my pet with my on the ferry?

Yes. In the year 2000 the Pet Travel Scheme was introduced which allows qualified pets to travel from the UK without the need for quarantine. You will need to fill out a Pet Travel Scheme Declaration. These can be obtained from DEFRA - If you are booking online then you will need to contact us at or on 0871 222 3312 to add the pet to your ferry booking (approximately £15 per pet, per route). If you are booking by phone then please inform us at time of quotation. Depending on the ferry operator and route, your pet may have to remain in the car for the duration of the crossing, with no passenger access.

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