If you’re a first time traveller on ferries or with MyFerryLink, then you may have questions about travel procedures. We’re here to guide you through the travel process and make your trip a successful and happy one.
To travel to Continental Europe, you need to carry a valid passport with you. Ensure your passport isn’t damaged or defaced before you travel to France.
Travel Documents for Children
Children under 16 will need a valid passport and must be accompanied by an adult. If that adult is not their parent or legal guardian, the child will also need a letter of authorisation from the relevant parties or authorities.
Children aged 16 to 17 can travel on their own but need authorisation from a parent or legal guardian to leave the UK.
Check that your vehicle meets the requirements of the country you’re visiting.
If you’re travelling in a vehicle you’ll need your driving licence, insurance documents and green card (if applicable). You’ll also need a first aid kit, security triangle, breathalyzer kit and at least two fluorescent vests which have to be accessible without leaving the car. If you don’t have these items when you board our ferry, don’t worry – they are all available to buy onboard our ferry.
If you have a hire car, remember to make sure your contract allows you to leave the UK.
If you're travelling with your pet you’ll need to ensure it has the right documents and inoculations before leaving the country of origin. If you want to check you both have everything you need before you go, simply click here.
Special Travel Needs
If you have any special travel needs that may affect your journey please contact us before you travel.
Note: MyFerryLink reserves the right to refuse boarding to travellers who cannot produce required and valid documents.