Taking your Caravan, Motorhome or Campervan on Condor Ferries
Travelling to the UK, Channel Islands or France with your caravan, motorhome or campervan means you will need to plan ahead! The following page will give you helpful advice and information to help you plan your ferry trip with your caravan or trailer.
Before you Travel
In order to be able to make your journey with Condor Ferries as easy as possible you must inform us at the time of booking the exact
dimensions of your vehicle (including the tow bar) and your caravan height and length ready before you make your booking as we need
to know the exact dimensions (length/height) of your vehicle - rates are calculated according to size. Caravans/motor homes/campervans
must not exceed a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes when fully laden. The maximum total length of your car/towing vehicle and caravan must
not exceed 13.5m from bumper to rear and no one unit may exceed 7.5m in length. Please also make sure that you are carrying only one gas
canister of up to 5kg weight and that it’s turned off before you board the ferry and stays off until you disembark at your destination.
You can contact us by calling 0845 609 1024.
Taking your Caravan to Jersey
Condor Ferries can book your caravan travel direct to Jersey, and upon doing so will advise you that an entry permit is required.
Please contact Jersey Planning and Building Services 01534 448694 or make your reservations through the campsites below and they
will supply you with an entry permit.
Jersey Participating Camp Sites
Rozel Camping Park:
Taking your Motorhome to Guernsey
At present, Motorhomes travelling from the UK or Europe will need to plan ahead when going to Guernsey. Motorhome owners will need to pre-arrange a permit which can be acquired and organised by campsites on the Island. Unfortunately, Condor Ferries is unable to provide you with a permit, however if you get in touch with one of the Guernsey Campsites listed below they will be able to supply you with an entry permit. Please do contact our reservations team on 0845 609 1024 to arrange transport of your Motorhome to Guernsey.
Guernsey Participating Camp Sites
La Bailloterie Camping:
Taking your Caravan to France
At present, caravans and motorhomes are not permitted on our fast ferry connecting services from the UK to St Malo and vice versa. Caravans and
motorhomes are permitted on the conventional ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, subject to weight and size restrictions.
Checking in with a Caravan
Please ensure that you check in no later than 60 minutes before your departure time. If you have not done so already, make sure you have turn off
your gas canister if you are carrying one. On arrival at the vehicle check in booth, please show your booking confirmation, and if travelling to
France your passport. You will then be given you boarding cards and a car sticker showing your arrival destination. The sticker should be placed on
your windscreen, and your boarding tickets kept ready to show when you embark. In some circumstances our staff may ask you to use the weighbridge
to confirm that you are within our ramp limits of 3.5 tonnes gross laden weight.
A member of our check in staff will assign you to your car lane taking into account the length and size of your vehicle and the space
available to fit it on the ferry.
When your time comes to embark, you will be brought forward and asked for your boarding cards. The stubs will be torn off and the cards returned to you. Your
boarding cards should be kept with you at all times. You will need to show them if asked to do so, and if you wish to make a purchase in the onboard Duty
Free shop. It is likely that you will be amongst the last to be loaded on the fast ferry as the vehicle deck space that’s suitable for caravans is at the
rear by the doors.
You may notice vehicles that checked in after you are loaded onto the ferry before you. This is because many of our services stop at more than one port,
so it is important that vehicles are loaded in a certain sequence. This will ensure disembarkation at each destination port is carried out easily and efficiently.
Disembarking with a Caravan
When you return to the car deck on busy sailings you may find that other vehicles have been parked close to your car. If you are unable to access your
vehicle safely you may be required to wait for other vehicles nearby to move away before getting back in to the vehicle.
Please take care when moving around the car deck.