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P&O North Sea Ferries Ltd.

The ferry terminal is 3.3 miles from Hull city centre.


P&O Ferries North Sea Ferries Ltd
HullFerry Terminal 1
King George Dock
Hedon Road

United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 130 0030


No need to leave your furry friends behind – they can come on holiday too if you travel with us.

It costs £17 per pet each way to travel on the Hull to Rotterdam route, with registered Guide and Hearing Dogs travelling free of charge.

Dogs, cats or other small animals are allowed on our ships with pet passports, as long as they meet all the EU requirements. The latest information on the pet passport scheme can be found on the DEFRA website.

All cats and dogs must be put in our air-conditioned onboard kennels during the trip. The kennels are separated and designed so each pet can’t see each other.

We check the kennels every two hours, but should you wish to visit your pet, you can do so if accompanied by P&O staff. Just ask at the onboard reception.

Below we’ve put together a few tips on how to make the journey as comfortable and hassle-free as possible for you and your pet. And, if you follow the link below and register today you can claim a FREE Pets Pyjamas Travel Bowl!

Thinking of taking your dog on holiday?

Every year thousands of dogs join their families and travel by ferry for a holiday. Most crossings require your dog to remain in your vehicle or one of the ferry’s kennels and we have teamed up with the RSPCA to help make sure that wherever your dog spends his time, his experience is a positive and enjoyable one.

Take a look at the information from the RSPCA below:


Think about when best to book your crossing:
  • Be aware that leaving your dog in a vehicle can lead to heat stroke and in some cases, can be fatal. Some types of dog are more prone to heatstroke, like very old or young dogs, dogs with thick, heavy coats or dogs with very short flat faces like pugs and bulldog types. Dogs with certain diseases or on some types of medication are also more at risk.
  • This risk can be avoided by never travelling on hot days and always at the coolest part of the day. For example, travel overnight or leave first thing in the morning or later at night.
  • We strongly recommend to customers to visit their vet before travel for a pet health check to ensure the pet is in fit condition especially if your dog is one which is more prone to heat stroke.

    Prepare for your trip:
  • Bear in mind that, unless you are travelling on a ship with pet-friendly cabins and you have booked one, your dog will spend most of the time at sea on his own. It may be possible to arrange to visit your car mid-voyage to check on your dog – the car deck is not accessible to passengers once the ship has sailed so you would need to be escorted, so visits depend on the availability and discretion of the crew - but it is highly unlikely that he will be allowed to leave your vehicle. You therefore need to prepare in such a way which ensures he is comfortable and happy during the journey.
  • Make sure that the area in the vehicle in which you transport and intend to leave your pet is comfortable and secure. Your dog will need plenty of space during the journey and when left in the vehicle. Whether unconfined or in a crate he or she will need to be able to sit and stand up at full height, turn around easily and lie down in a natural position, and must not be able to escape.
  • Take some absorbent bedding to help him/her feel comfortable whether left in your vehicle or taken to an on board kennel. As your dog is highly unlikely to be able to leave the vehicle once sailing, this can help if your dog has any accidents during the journey.
  • Having familiar items near him/her can help make them feel more comfortable, e.g. your dogs favourite toys.
  • Your dog will need access to water throughout the journey. Spill safe containers can be attached to the side of a travelling crate or left on the floor of the vehicle.

    Allow plenty of time at the ferry port:
  • As your dog has to remain in the vehicle during the crossing, your dog will need an opportunity to go to the toilet prior to getting onto the ferry so give yourself enough time to get him/her out of the car.
  • If you are leaving your dog in your vehicle rather than in a kennel, make sure there is enough ventilation for your pet. Creating a flow of fresh air can be helped by opening both the driver and passenger’s front windows. Take care to ensure that your dog cannot escape from their carrier or your vehicle. Some ferry companies may provide window grilles which helps with ventilation and avoids escape but not all so we would advise taking your own.
  • If you are taking your dog to an onboard kennel, make sure you take some bedding so that he/she is comfortable.
  • Make sure your dog’s water container is full with clean fresh water and accessible to him throughout the ferry crossing.
  • If you are concerned about your dog at any point during the crossing then please do speak to a member of staff who may be able to accompany you to your vehicle or the kennels. Be aware however that increased security concerns may impact on whether or not this is possible.

    Arriving at your destination:
  • Once you have left the ferry, find somewhere safe to pull over and get your dog out of the car. This will allow you to check him over and an opportunity for him to go to the toilet and stretch his legs.

    • Foot passengers are exclusively allowed to take their pets on our North Sea vessels.
    • Passengers with pets need to check-in at least 90 minutes before departure. You will be asked to fill in a pet manifest.
    • All cats and dogs must be put into our onboard kennels. Our staff regularly check pets in their kennels during the crossing.
    • People travelling with a coach cannot take their pets with the exception of registered Guide and Hearing Dogs.
    • Passengers with pets cannot be given Priority Boarding as your car will be parked near the kennels.


    SMALL KENNELS* 50 cm x 80 cm x 90 cm Pride of York
    86.6 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam
    65 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm Pride of Bruges
    LARGE KENNELS** 110 cm x 80 cm x 86 cm Pride of York
    130 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam
    EXTRA LARGE KENNELS*** 151 cm x 137 cm x 91.5 cm Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam

    *Small kennels are for small pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of under 20kg.
    **Large kennels are for medium sized pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of up to 35kg.
    ***Extra Large kennels are for large pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of up to 45kg.


    Here’s a few tips to help make your journey with your pet easier:


      Make sure your pet has been microchipped and vaccinated against rabies 21 days before you travel. Some countries also need your dog to have had tapeworm treatment, which is recorded in their pet passport. Check


      All dogs, cats and ferrets must have a pet passport (or third country official veterinary certificate) to enter or re-enter the UK. Your vet can give you a pet passport.


      Feed your pet at least a few hours before boarding ̶ do it later and they may get travel sick. You can place food and water in the onboard kennels to cover the crossing. Always allow time for your pet to go to the toilet before boarding.


      Give your pet plenty of exercise before they travel - they’re likely to be less restless before they come on board. It’s also a good idea to leave them some toys to amuse them during the voyage.


      Our onboard kennels are air-conditioned so your pet won’t get too hot. As they’re more likely to sleep if they have familiar bedding, consider leaving some in their kennel with them.


      If your pet isn’t used to long journeys, take them in the car a few times before the crossing. As Hull to Rotterdam it’s a night crossing many pets find it easier to sleep.


    If your pet is poorly on the way to the ferry, you’ll find the nearest vets to Hull and Rotterdam below.
    As your pet stays in our onboard kennels during the voyage, it’s important to make sure they’re fully fit and well before you board.


    Kingston Vets
    Clinic & Veterinary Hospital, 1-2 Park Street Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JF1
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 7pm
    Saturday: 9am - 12noon
    Tel: 01482 223688

    Dierenkliniek Kralingen
    Oudedijk 197b 3061 AD Rotterdam
    Mon Weds & Fri: 8:30 to 20:00 pm Tues &Thurs : 8:30 to 17:00 pm Tel: +31 (0)10-4526695