Travelling with pets

Pets Go Free

Everyone deserves a break! Even your four legged friends... and what's great about travelling with us is they go FREE!

Before you travel please take a read at the information on this page so you and your pet can be assured of a happy and healthy trip away.

Pets can travel in your vehicle or in one of our onboard kennels but must be pre-booked.

Heated dog lodges
Dog lodges from £30 single

Pets are welcome to travel in their owner’s vehicle free of charge or in one of our heated onboard dog lodges.

Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles. We would advise owners to take extra precautions and to use the kennel facilities where available onboard our ships.


*Subject to availability. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book. There is a maximum of 5 pets per booking.

Vet Contact Details
Vet Contact Details

Wexford Vet:

The Veterinary Centre, Distillery Road,

Co. Wexford

Phone: 00 353 (53) 9145755


Cherbourg Vet:


13, rue Paul Doumer, 50100 Cherbourg

Phone: 0033 233 53 51 40

Overview on travelling with pets: Rosslare - Cherbourg

Stena Line has been accredited to transport pets to and from the Republic of Ireland under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). To make your trip go smoothly you will need to be familiar with the EU and PETS rules and Stena Line's terms and conditions. We also recommend that you seek advice on how to ensure your pet's wellbeing during the journey and this is your responsibility.


Rabies control - Entry of pet cats & dogs into Ireland by ferry from 1 January 2012. From 1 January 2012, all pets entering Ireland from another EU Member State (eg. France) must be:

1. Identified by micro-chip (as currently). However a clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011 is also acceptable.
2. Subsequently vaccinated against rabies, at least 21 days before entry into Ireland.
3. In the case of dogs, treated against the tapeworm echinococcus multilocularis within a period not more than 120 hours and no less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled arrival in Ireland (i.e. between 5 days and 1 day prior to entry.)

Veterinary certification of the above is to be contained in the EU Pet Passport or the Third Country Health Certificate (as currently).

Brexit advice: Following the UK's exit from the European Union we have entered the Transition Period that will last until 31st December 2020. During this transition period EU rules and regulations will continue to apply and therefore any ferry travel between UK and EU will just be the same as before and your travel plans between now and 31 December 2020 will not be affected.

If you are planning to travel from UK to EU after 31st December 2020 further information is available at GOV.UK.