Travelling with a Motorbike to France
Travelling from England to France with a motorbike gives you the freedom to explore without the hassle of sticking to any timetables.
If you are just going over to France or travelling further afield to see neighbouring countries, the world is your oyster to see and do as much as you want.
As you arrive at the Port you should follow the signs to the ‘vehicles with reservations’ lane.
There will be friendly staff members on-hand to help direct you into the correct lane and when and where to board the ship.
Do make a note of which colour staircase you use to reach the passenger deck, so it is easy for you to find your way back to your vehicle!
An announcement will be made when the ferry is approaching Calais telling passengers to return to their vehicles.
At this point you can head back down to your motorbike, but please make sure you wait for further instruction before turning on your engine.
Once you leave the ferry and go through Passport Control you’re free to start exploring!
When driving in Europe you are required to have a European Driving Kit, which includes the following items:
- Reflective jackets for each occupant
- Warning triangle
- Headlamp beam deflectors
- Breathalysers/alcohol test
- GB sticker
- Spare bulbs
- Snow chains
Need help ?
View our Frequently Asked Questions before travelling with P&O Ferries.