Sometimes even pets need a holiday, so why not take them with you? The beauty of travelling by ferry with your vehicle is you can take your beloved pet with you thanks to the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS).

DFDS lets you take your pets onboard as long as you are travelling with a vehicle and they comply with pet travel rules and regulations. Check out our pet travel page for more information.

So there’s no need to worry about costly kennels, or leaving your furry friends with friends and family. What’s more, we work with a number of accommodation partners who welcome pets, so take them with you and let them enjoy a break as much as you do!

Pets onboard


We are part of the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme so dogs, cats, ferrets and other animals can travel with us without fear of quarantine control, providing they meet the rules of the scheme.

On both of our routes from Dover to France you can take your pet with you for just £15 each way. All you have to do is secure them in your car for the short journey. On our Newhaven-Dieppe route, the cost is £18 per pet each way.

On our Newcastle-Amsterdam route, you can bring your pet with you from just £25 each way and you can either leave your pet in your vehicle, book a kennel for a small extra supplement or choose one of our pet-friendly cabins to keep your furry friend close. On all routes you can visit your pets during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member.

Pet travel



NOVASOL offer over 40,000 cottages in 29 European countries, making one of their cottages the perfect home away from home. What’s more, your pet can travel with you, with a range of pet-friendly accommodation available. Whether you’re looking for a property packed with luxuries like a swimming pool or sauna, a child-friendly cottage where the whole family can relax, or a city-centre apartment somewhere exciting, like Paris or Berlin, there’s something to suit everyone’s requirements. To find the perfect holiday home for you, enter your preferred location, facilities and price on the NOVASOL website and browse the options. If you’re on a budget there’s also a great choice of economy cottages that offer both comfort and value for money.

Center Parcs


Center Parcs is one of the leading family holiday providers in Europe, offering quality accommodation, fantastic indoor swimming pools and slides and extensive sports and leisure activities, all located in a calm and tranquil forest setting. It’s a great way to enjoy a fun-packed family holiday, and pets are welcome which means everyone can take a holiday together. Early birds can save 20% by booking six months in advance, 15% four months in advance or 10% two months in advance. There are further discounts for families, and DFDS customers will even receive an additional €25 discount at selected parks.

Paris is the world’s leading online accommodation reservations company with more than 820,000 properties in over 200 countries worldwide, including pet-friendly accommodation. As our preferred hotel supplier, guarantees you the best price on hotels, B&Bs, villas and more – all with no booking fees! You can also browse through 65 million real reviews from real guests who have stayed where you’re going. If you’re planning to visit several different places or take a touring holiday then look no further, for added flexibility you can book on the go from your mobile device! And with a 24/7 in-house customer service team to assist you, you can travel, book, stay and save with confidence.


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We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​