Whether you’re planning your first road trip abroad, booking a family holiday, or travelling for business, we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need below to make your ferry crossing run as smoothly as possible.
So what are you waiting for? Book your next trip with P&O Ferries today.
Planning your journey
Our Travel Information hub provides you with all the information you need for travelling abroad. From Sailing Times to Port Information and Accessibility, you'll find all you need to start planning your trip to Europe. Don't forget to check out our Brexit Checklist and our up to date Covid-19 information hub to help with your travel planning!
Once you’ve got your travel basics sorted, there are a few more details you might want to think about when making your booking. Escape the crowds and experience the luxury and comfort of travelling in our Club Lounge, when you travel from Dover to Calais with us! You can add Club Lounge to your booking during the booking process.
You may also want to think about Foreign Currency and Travel Insurance. With our P&O Ferries' reserve and collect service, not only will you avoid a commission charge by reserving online, but you'll also avoid the queues! Simply order online and collect on the ship from our Bureau de Change during your crossing.
So, whether you’re holidaying in the Alps, taking an adventurous road trip, or simply taking advantage of duty free on a day trip, our travel essentials and crossing upgrades will ensure you have a carefree trip. Below we’ve compiled a list of our Top Tips for travelling abroad - including travelling with your pet.
Choosing your ticket type
We have three ticket types available to choose from on our Dover to Calais route, to allow you to tailor your trip to your own travel needs!
Our Saver ticket is our cheapest non-refundable ticket. Travel as booked, simply book and go. Cancellation and Amendment fees apply.
If you're looking for some additional peace of mind, our Standard Flexi is our best value flexible ticket type. Allowing you to sail within +/- 4 hours of your booked sailing time (subject to availability), and with no amendment fees* you can travel with assurance that should you be slightly delayed in your travels, you can hop on the next available sailing.
Love the freedom of the open road or unsure on your travel plans? Then our Fully Flexi ticket is just for you! For complete peace of mind and total flexibility, our Fully Flexi ticket is fully refundable and you can travel on any departure time that suits you (subject to availability)! Allowing you to take the scenic route home at a leisurely pace, our Fully Flexi tickets give you greater flexibility to your journey, so you can spend more time sightseeing.
For more information on our ticket types, visit our terms and conditions.
*just pay the difference in ticket price
Travelling with a vehicle
Travelling by car, motorbike, or even if you’re bringing a caravan or motorhome, there’s no need to worry about a thing. We’ve got you covered in our comprehensive guides – find out all you need to know when making your booking, arriving at the port, what to bring with you, and more.
Travelling with your pet
There's no need to leave your fury friends at home, they can join you on holiday too when you travel with P&O!
From 1 January 2021 you will not be able to use the existing pet passport scheme when travelling to Europe or Northern Ireland with your pet. Instead you’ll need to follow a different process in advance of travel. For more information on the new animal health certificate (AHC) process and guidance about pet travel to Europe and Northern Ireland from 1st January 2021, visit the gov.uk site or our dedicated Brexit pet page.
We’ve also put together a list of handy travel tips of everything you’ll need to know on our travelling with a pet pages, so that you can be fully prepared for all your future journeys to Europe and back. Select your route, from the route selector at the top of the page for tailored information.
Travelling on foot
Did you know you can travel on our ferries even if you don’t have a vehicle?
Whether you’re planning to hire a car upon arrival at your destination or if you’re just bringing your bike, you can simply make a booking as a foot passenger and avoid all the hassle of driving in a different country.
Please note from the 1st August, foot passengers can no longer non-land.
Travelling with a bike
Getting around on two wheels offers you the freedom of living like a local when you arrive at your destination.
Find out everything you need to know about travelling with a bike here, whether you’re bringing bikes with a vehicle or simply booking to travel as a foot passenger.
Need help ?
View our Frequently Asked Questions before travelling with P&O Ferries.