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TRAVELLING WITH A CARAVAN OR MOTORHOME FROM DOVER TO CALAIS

Travelling with a caravan or motorhome from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries provides a fantastic way to drive across Europe and explore all that the continent has to offer.

You can pack everything you need for your trip as you are not limited to the amount of luggage that you bring on board, and you can choose to stay in a whole variety of stunning places in France and beyond due to the freedom that comes with holidaying with a caravan or motorhome.

There are a few things you need to check when driving to Europe with your trailer, caravan, or motorhome. Here we share some helpful information about booking, checking in, and some tips for driving which we hope will make your journey easier.

TRAVELLING TO FRANCE AFTER BREXIT WITH A CARAVAN OR MOTORHOME

At the moment, travelling to Europe couldn’t be easier for British citizens – all you need is a valid UK passport and you’re good to go. However, travelling to Europe after Brexit is going to get a little bit more complicated from 29th March 2019. But there’s no need to worry, here at P&O Ferries you’re in safe hands! We’ve put together a list of handy travel tips of everything you’ll need to know so that you can be fully prepared for all your future journeys.

TAKING YOUR HOLIDAY HOME FROM DOVER TO CALAIS

BOOKING
  • When looking for departure times, select 'Caravan', 'Motorhome', or 'Trailer' from the drop down lists.

  • Select the right size for your car and caravan’s dimensions.

  • Remember to include any extra length or height if you plan to have bicycles at the back of your vehicle or roof boxes on top.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
  • Check that your travel and breakdown insurance covers you for driving your caravan or motorhome in Europe.

  • Get your motorhome or caravan serviced before you travel.

  • Do a little planning of your route in France so you know where caravans and motorhomes can stay or park.
DEPARTURE DAY
  • During busy periods (like summer and bank holidays) allow extra time to get to the port.

  • Check in at least 45 minutes before your departure time.

  • You’ll pass through passport control before you go through to check in.
DRIVING IN EUROPE
  • You must have a GB sticker or Euro number plate.

  • In France you are legally required to have a warning triangle and reflective jacket in your vehicle.

  • Some countries require you to have spare bulbs, first aid kits and fire extinguishers – so check before you travel.

EUROPEAN BREAKDOWN COVER

Buy breakdown cover when you book to travel anywhere in Europe with P&O Ferries.

We’ve teamed up with the RAC to offer you their 5-Star Comprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover at the lowest online price!

FIND OUT MORE

NEW TO FERRIES?

Find out what to expect with our step-by-step guide to your ferry crossing.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

P&O Travel Insurance can be tailored to you and your family, wherever you’re heading.

TRAVEL MONEY

Reserve your foreign currency for your holiday at fantastic rates.