Taking Bicycles On A Ferry

Taking bikes with a car

Red Funnel offers return crossings between Southampton and East Cowes from £46 for an average size car. Bikes attached to overhead bike rack can be carried for £11 each way if over 2.7m in height or are free of charge if under this height measurement or attached to the bike rack on the back of the car. Booking: redfunnel.co.uk or call 0844 844 2688

Stena Line offers return crossings on Harwich to Hook of Holland from £150 for two adults and a car with a bike rack (attached at the back of the car) for departures throughout summer. For more information visit: stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland or call 0844 770 7070

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company offers crossings to the Isle of Man from Heysham and Liverpool (Birkenhead during winter) and seasonal sailings from Belfast and Dublin from £100 each way for a car with a bike rack attached and two people for departures between 13/06/18 to 03/09/18 this summer. Visit steam-packet.com

Wightlink offers return crossings on its Portsmouth – Fishbourne route from £57.50 for an average size car this summer. Vehicles carrying bicycles will be charged an additional cost if the bicycles add additional height or length to your vehicle – see Vehicle size guide for details. To book crossings, head to wightlink.co.uk.

Brittany Ferries offers return crossings on its Portsmouth/Caen route from £238 for a standard size car (up to 5m long and 1.83m high) with rear-mounted bicycle rack for departures between 1 July to 31 August. 0330 159 7000; brittanyferries.com

DFDS offers crossings on the Dover-Calais route from £39 for an average size car with a bike rack attached for departures this summer. Booking telephone line / website: dfdsseaways.co.uk

Irish Ferries offers return crossings on both its UK to Ireland routes from £189 for an average size car and driver, with a bike rack attached, for departures in May, June or September this summer. For more information call 08717 300 400 or visit irishferries.com

P&O Ferries offers return crossings on its Dover to Calais route from £150 for an average size car this summer. For more information please visit poferries.com

Caledonian MacBrayne offers return crossings on its Wemyss Bay (a short car or train journey from the centre of Glasgow) to Rothesay (Isle of Bute) route from £35.20 for an average size car* and two adult passengers with a bike rack attached free of charge for departures between 30 March and 21 October this year. Call 0800 066 5000 or visit calmac.co.uk/calmac-summer-timetables

Taking bikes as a foot passenger

Red Funnel offers return crossings between Southampton and East Cowes from £17.80 this summer for foot passengers. Bikes go free when in possession of a valid foot passenger ticket. Booking: redfunnel.co.uk or call 0844 844 2688

Stena Line offers twice-daily Dutchflyer rail-and-sail crossings from £178 for two foot passengers with a bicycle. Stena Line’s Dutchflyer rail and sail allows customers to take any Greater Anglia service to Harwich, and then on to any Dutch city of their choice. For more information visit: stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland or call 0844 770 7070

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company offers crossings to the Isle of Man from Heysham and Liverpool (Birkenhead during winter) and seasonal sailings from Belfast and Dublin from £19 Adults/£10 Child each way this summer for foot passengers. Bikes go free. Visit steam-packet.com

Wightlink offers return crossings on its Lymington – Yarmouth route from £16.20 this summer for foot passengers. Bikes go free. To book crossings, head to wightlink.co.uk.

Brittany Ferries offers return crossings on its Portsmouth/Caen route from £70 this summer (July and August) for foot passengers. Bikes go free on many sailings. 0330 159 7000; brittanyferries.com

DFDS offers crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam with a bike for £30 per person. For more information please visit dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferry-to-holland/bicycle

MBNA Thames Clippers offers return All Zone crossings in London from £19.80 for foot passengers. Each ferry has space for up to 10 cycles on a first come, first-served basis at no extra charge. Visit mbnathamesclippers.com for more information.

Isles of Scilly Travel offers crossings on the Penzance to Isles of Scilly route from £49.50 (one way) this summer for foot passengers, bikes cost £26 return. To book call 01736 334220 or online here: islesofscilly-travel.co.uk

Irish Ferries offers return crossings on both its UK to Ireland routes from £64 this summer for foot passengers, with bicycles charged at £20 return. For more information call 08717 300 400 or visit irishferries.com

P&O Ferries offer return crossings on the Dover to Calais route from £50 per person this summer for passengers with bikes. For more information please visit poferries.com

Caledonian MacBrayne offers return crossings on its Wemyss Bay (a short car of train journey from the centre of Glasgow) to Rothesay (Isle of Bute) route from £6.30 this summer for foot passengers. Bikes go free. Call 0800 066 5000 or visit calmac.co.uk/calmac-summer-timetables

For more information on ferry companies policies and charges, visit this page of CyclingEurope.org.


Information supplied by Discover Ferries, an industry body representing 11 ferry operators in the UK and Ireland operating more than 75 routes.

Information correct as of April 2018.

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