Vehicle Categories

Below outlines the various vehicles types and categories as defined by Stena Line.

Lead vehicle - Low car

Max length: 6m, max height, 2m & max width 2.1m

low car

Lead vehicle - High car

Max length: 6m, max height, 3m & max width 2.1m

high car

Lead vehicle - Motorhome

Max length: 12m, max height, 4m & max width 2.6m


Trailers / Caravans

Max length: 12m, max height, 4m & max width 2.6m. 

On our North Sea route 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 Commercial Freight Vehicles not being used for any commercial purpose. e.g. Mercedes Sprinter van.

Max length: 6m, max height, 2.6m & max width 2.1m.

Must be booked as freight on Irish Sea routes if carrying commercial goods or equipment on any leg of a sailing.

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.

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

freight vehicle

For more information contact Stena Line Freight:

Call: 0845 070 4000 (UK) (calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge) | +44 (0) 870 850 3535 (International)