Choosing Your Ticket

Vehicle Categories

Below outlines the various vehicles types and categories as defined by Stena Line.
Lead vehicle - Low car, Max. length 4.7m
Max height, 2m (including roof box or bicycles) & max width, 2.1m
Vehicle, max length 4.7m
Lead vehicle - Low car, Max. length 6m
Max height, 2m (including roof box or bicycles) & max width, 2.1m
Vehicle, max length 6m
Example vehicles of this type
Aston Martin   DB11 V12 Auto 2017   Lexus   RX 450H
Audi   A4, A5 Sport, A6, A7, A8, Q7   Mazda   6, BT-50
Bentley Continental   F-SP Speed A 2010, GT Speed Auto 2014   Mercedes   280 SL, 300 E Auto, E320, ML 320 CDI, S350, C250, CLS350, E220 D, E350 D, E350 E, E220 SE, E250 SE, E350, GL350, GLE 250, GLS 350, Vito Series
BMW   518D, 520D Series, 523, 530D, 530I, 540I, X5   Mitsubishi   L200 Series, Shogun
Chrysler   Grand Voyager, Voyager   Nissan   Navara
Citroen   C5, Dispatch, Spacetourer   Peugeot   508, 807, Expert
Fiat   Scudo Panorama   Porsche   Cayenne, Panamera
Ford   Edge Titanium, Galaxy Series, Mondeo Titanium Series, Mondeo Zetec Series, Ranger Series, S-Max Series, Transit Connect, Transit Courier   Renault   Grand, Trafic
Honda   Accord   Seat   Alhambra
Hyundai   I40, Santa Fe, Sonata V6,   Skoda   Superb SE
Infiniti   Q50   Toyota   Avensis, Hilux, Land Cruiser
Isuzu   D-Max, TF Rodeo   Vauxhall   Insignia
Jaguar   F-Pace, S-Type, XF, XJ, XJ6, XK8, XKR, X-Type Sport   Volkswagen   Amarok, Caddy, California, CC, Passat series, Sharan, Touareg, T-Porter, Transporter
Land Rover   Discovery Series, Disco-Y, R Rover Sport, Ranger Rover series   Volvo   240 GL, V70, V90, XC90.
Lead vehicle - High car
Max length: 6m (including roof box or bicycles), max height, 3m & max width, 2.1m
high car
Lead vehicle - Motorhome
Max length: 12m, max height, 4m & max width, 2.6m
Max length: 12m, max height, 4m & max width, 2.6m
Horseboxes containing livestock are exempt from these tariffs and must book with our freight department.
trailers and caravans
All bicycles
All 2 wheeled vehicles with a motor
Trikes, sidecars and trailers are permitted
Max length: 14m, max height, 4m & max width, 2.6m
Small Vans not being used for any commercial purpose. e.g. Mercedes Sprinter van
Dublin - Holyhead & Rosslare - Fishguard/Cherbourg routes: Max length: 6m, max height, 2.6m & max width 2.1m.
Belfast - Cairnryan/Liverpool routes: Max length: 7m, max height, 2.6m & max width 2.1m.
Must be booked as freight if carrying commercial goods or equipment on any leg of a sailing or if a greater length than stated above.
small freight
Any vehicle type outside the height/length/width limits set-out in the passenger section above and those below
Vehicles are considered as ‘commercial’ if they have the loading area separated from the driver’s cabin, or have two-axed trailers. One-axled trailers are considered travel vehicles.

NOTE: Any vehicle carrying goods for commercial/business use must be booked as freight.

Click here to visit the Stena Line Freight website.

freight vehicle


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