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Pet travel to Europe - Taking your dog or cat to Europe by ferry or Eurotunnel?

Drive-Alive provides the following information about for pet travel to France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Spain. You must ensure your animal has all the necessary papers, vaccinations and inoculations. Information on the Pets' Travel Scheme can be accessed via this website.

See notes below for more information. Cost UK TO EUROPE GBP MINIMUM CHECK-IN Cost EUROPE TO UK GBP CHECK-IN
EUROTUNNEL FREE 1 Hr 30 1Hr
P&O FERRIES (Dover-Calais) 15.00 1 Hr 15.00 1Hr
P&O FERRIES (Portsmouth-Bilbao) NO PETS NO PETS NO PETS NO PETS
P&O FERRIES (Hull-Zeebrugge) 15.00 2 Hrs 15.00 3 Hrs
P&O FERRIES (Hull-Rotterdam) 15.00 2 Hrs 15.00 3 Hrs
NORFOLKINE (Dover-Dunkerque) FREE 1 Hr 20.00 1 Hr
BRITTANY FERRIES (Portsmouth-Caen) 10.00 1 Hrs 20.00 1 Hrs
BRITTANY FERRIES (Poole-Cherbourg) 10.00 1 Hrs 20.00 1 Hrs
BRITTANY FERRIES (Plymouth-Roscoff) 10.00 1 Hrs 20.00 1 Hrs
BRITTANY FERRIES (Portsmouth-St-Malo) 10.00 1 Hrs 20.00 1 Hrs
BRITTANY FERRIES (Plymouth-Santander) 25.00 1 Hrs 25.00 1 Hrs
STENA LINE IRELAND (All routes) 7.00 1 Hr 7.00 1 Hr
DFDS SEAWAYS (Newcastle-Amsterdam) from 19 1 Hrs from 19 1 Hrs
DFDS SEAWAYS (Harwich-Esbjerg) from 19 1 Hr from 19 1 Hr

P&O Ferries from Dover
Pets must remain in the vehicle during the crossings. Owners do not have access to their pets during the crossing.

Brittany Ferries
Pets must remain in the vehicle during the crossings to France. Owners may see their pets during the crossing, but must be accompanied by a member of staff. On the Plymouth Santander crossing kennels are provided together with a walking area which can be accessed throughout the crossing.

Stena Line
You can choose for your pet to travel in your car or in a kennel aboard the ship. Guide dogs are allowed to travel on the passenger decks with their owners.

P&O Ferries from Hull
Pets are accommodated in the on board kennels. Owners may see their pets during the crossing.

Norfolkline
The animal must stay in the vehicle at all times throughout the crossing. It is your responsibility to provide all necessary documents and make all arrangements, including where necessary quarantine, to satisfy all legal requirements. Failure to do so will prevent your pet from being permitted to travel.