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
Yes. 'Passengers' refers to those travelling on the ferry, not just the additional passengers in a vehicle.
This varies from one ferry company to another however as a general rule, any vehicle carrying commercial goods and vehicles designed to carry commercial goods should travel as freight. If in any doubt then please contact us.
All tickets must be paid in full at time of booking. We accept all major payment cards, some local payment methods and PayPal. We generally do not allow bank transfers to be used as payment method though may accept on a case by case basis.
This either means that timetables have not yet been released for sale, the ferry is not running on that day or the ferry is full. If in doubt then please contact us.
Where possible we show prices in local currency however we only collect payment for tickets in the currency that we are charged for the ticket by the supplier. It will be stated during the quotation process in cases where a currency conversion has been used and if this is the case, the amount and currency that you will be charged in.
If your ticket permits you to amend your booking then yes. Please log into My Account for further information or alternately please contact us.
Most ferry companies allow the carriage of pets, usually for a small fee. The length and type of crossing will determine whether your pet stays in the vehicle or spends the crossing in a dedicated pet’s area. Where it’s possible to include pets in your booking online we will inform you of where you pet will spend the crossing. If in doubt then please contact us. You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with the necessary regulations and meet the requirements of each country or territory that you are travelling to or from.
This varies from one ferry route to another. Latest check in times are displayed at time of booking and are shown on you booking confirmation email. If you are travelling with pets or require assistance at the port then we advise that you allow extra time.
If you are travelling to or from a port within the European Union then please visit the European commission website. For travel to or from ports in other territories please consult the relevant body.
When travelling on domestic services within the country where your passport was issued a valid I.d card is sufficient however for international services or if you are not travelling within a country where your passport was issued then a passport is required to travel.
Direct Ferries shows data related to the tickets availability, based on the updated information constantly provided by the ferry companies. Although the data reflects the amount of seats available, on different routes, the same way it is offered by the different operators, Direct Ferries is not responsible for incorrect representations, during the booking process, of this data.
Direct Ferries provides the most accurate information on a large number of operators, on different domestic and international routes. Although the list of ferry companies is constantly updated, Direct Ferries can’t always guarantee an updated representation of all the shipping companies operating certain routes.