Travelling to Guernsey, Jersey & France
It is worth noting that car/caravan combinations are not permitted in Guernsey but you can take your motorhomes up to 6.9m long.
Caravans, motorhomes, campervans, folding campers and trailer tents are allowed in Jersey, but please check the entry criteria below before booking.
Both Guernsey and Jersey require you to organise a permit, which must be arranged prior to your visit and this this is something we can help you to arrange.
Before you travel
Because we travel to different destinations on one voyage, we have to load our ships carefully, so it is important to have the correct dimensions of your vehicle and caravan (length and height) when you book. Our fares are also calculated on this basis.
We accept online bookings for caravans with a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes fully laden, and a maximum total length for car and caravan of 13.5m, with no one unit exceeding 7.5m in length.
Motorhomes up to 7m long with a maximum height of 3.1m can also be booked online, provided they are no heavier than 4.5 tonnes.The quantity of gas permitted is limited to 47kg, and the bottles must be no be bigger than 7kg each excluding the weight of the receptacle’s. All cylinders must be adequately secured, disconnected and turned off. Camping gas must be declared before boarding.
Maximum heights of vehicles carried:
Condor Liberation: 4.1m
Condor Rapide: 3.1m
Commodore Clipper: 4.2m
You can contact us on 0345 609 1024 if you need any more help or information.
Taking your caravan or motorhome to Jersey
Visitors to Jersey are welcome to bring a caravan, motorhome, campervan, folding camper or trailer tent to the Island provided a permit is obtained prior to arrival. You must stay on a registered campsite and for a maximum of 31 days. For full permit conditions, click here.
You will be supplied with the required permit when you book your stay through any of the registered campsites below or contact the States of Jersey on 01534 448 132. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beuvelandes: email@example.com | 01534 853575
Rozel Camping Park: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01534 855200
Daisy Cottage: email@example.com | 01534 481700
Hideaway Stopover: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01534 759082
Jersey Activity Centre: email@example.com | 01534 498636
If you are a Jersey resident wishing to bring a caravan, motorhome, campervan, folding camper or trailer to the Island, you will be required to obtain a letter of authority from the Department of the Environment (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01534 445508) prior to travelling with Condor.
Once on the island, you will be required to obtain a permit from the Department of the Environment and in the case of a motorhome or campervan, register the vehicle with the States of Jersey Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) office.
For more information on the permit conditions, click here.
Taking your motorhome to Guernsey
Book your stay through any of the campsites below and they will organise a motorhome entry permit for you, which must be obtained prior to your visit to Guernsey.
Vaugrat Campsite: email@example.com | 01481 257468
Fauxguet Valley: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01481 255460
La Bailloterie Camping: email@example.com | 01481 243636
Checking in with a caravan
Car check-in closes 60 minutes before departure so make sure you reach the port in plenty of time. We recommend you plan your journey carefully in advance and also keep an eye on our sailing updates too for any changes in departure times.
Make sure your Jersey or Guernsey entry permit is clearly displayed in the window of your caravan/motorhome/camper.
When you arrive at the port, follow the signs to Condor Ferries’ car check-in, making sure you have your booking reference number at the ready. If you are travelling to France remember to keep your passports handy too.
You may be asked to use the weighbridge to confirm that your vehicle is within our 3.5 tonnes gross ramp limit and if you have not provided us with the correct details we will not let you travel on the day.
Driving onto the ferry
You will be guided onto the ship by our experienced crew and if travelling with a towed caravan, you may be required to reverse onto the cardeck. As our ships stop at more than one port, vehicles have to be loaded in a specific order so please be patient, as it is not necessarily first come first served. It is likely that you will be amongst the last to embark as some of the more suitable areas for caravans are situated at the rear of the car deck.
Once you have driven onto the ship and into your parking space, please apply your handbrake, switch off your car alarm and make sure any gas cylinders are turned off.
Some of our passengers travel with pets and it is important not to distress them in transit. More information on travelling with pets can be found here.
When you leave the vehicle deck make sure you have everything you need with you for the crossing, including your boarding pass, (which you will need if you plan to buy anything from our onboard duty free shop), and follow the signs to the main cabin.
There you can enjoy a wide variety of hot food and snacks, a drink in one of our bars, and also make savings on your favourite brands, in our onboard duty-free shop!
If you travel in a vehicle with different dimensions to those on your booking form, you will be liable to an excess charge at the port of departure, and may be refused carriage.