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Frequently Asked Questions

Our 'FAQ' database contains the questions and answer to the most common queries made about booking and travelling by ferry! Click on a category below to reveal the related questions. If your question isn't answered then please Contact Us

Ferry travel documents

  • Do I need a passport when traveling on a ferry?

    The form of ID you'll need to travel on a ferry depends on the route and your own nationality. On most international routes you will need your passport to check-in, however there are exceptions to this. If you're an EU citizen, travelling in the EU, a valid EU national identity card can also be used. When sailing between Ireland and Britain, Irish and British citizens can use a valid form of photo ID like a drivers licence. On a lot of domestic ferry sailings a valid form of photo ID will be enough or no ID will be required at all to check-in. You can find information on what form of ID you'll need to travel in your confirmation email.

  • What documentation am I required to carry when driving abroad?

    When driving abroad, you are legally required to carry with you a valid drivers licence, your vehicle registration, and your vehicle insurance certificate. Some countries also have specific regulations and requirements that must be followed when driving there, so we would always advise that you check before you travel to be sure that you are complying with all the local regulations.

  • Do I need a visa when traveling on a ferry?

    This very much depends on where you are from, and where it is that you are travelling to. Please check beforehand. If you do believe that you need a visa, then please contact your local embassy. Also please remember that getting a visa can take several weeks, so be sure to arrange for one well in advance of your travel date.