Travelling with a Car to France

Travelling with a car to France will give you the opportunity to explore at your leisure with no schedules or timetables to worry about. 
Whether you’re planning to stay and explore the different regions of France or go further afield and explore a neighbouring country, the choice of yours. When you travel with your car you have the freedom to do as little or as much as you want. 
Travelling with a car to Europe

When you arrive at the port, follow the signs to ‘the vehicles with reservations lane’. When you check-in, staff will be on hand to tell you where you are going and help you navigate around the port. You will be given information about which lane you need to be in for boarding and, when ready, staff will direct you on board the ship and to your parking space.

Before heading up stairs make a note of what colour staircase it is, so you can easily find your way back to your car!

When we’re close to the Port and are ready to start preparing to disembark, an announcement will be made asking customers to return to their car.

Head back to the correct coloured staircase or lift you came up and get back in your cars, getting ready to depart. When we’re ready for you to drive off the ship, our staff will direct you, then once you’ve got through passport control you are ready to explore France.  
One of the benefits of travelling with a car is that you can take as much luggage as you can fit in your vehicle, meaning you have no restrictions on the amount you pack. If you’re buying stuff on board then you can request for it to be taken to your car for you, if you’re doing a round trip. 

Required equipment for driving in Europe:

  • Reflective jackets (one for each passenger and stored within reach in your vehicle)
  • Warning triangle (compulsory in most countries)

  • Headlamp beam deflectors (or the ability to adjust the beam manually)
  • GB car sticker

  • First aid kit (compulsory in Austria, France and Germany)

Last updated 11th September 2020

Travelling with a car to Europe