Vehicle Types

Bicycles are carried free of charge when accompanied by a fare paying passenger. There is no need to book your bicycle.

Dimensions - Please note vehicle dimensions may vary according to vessel capability

 

Max Height (Metres)
*see special restrictions

Max. Single Vehicle Length (Metres)

Max Vehicle Towing Length (Metres)

Special Restrictions

Example

MotorCycle

None

None

No Trailer

A

 

Motorcycle

MotorCycle Sidecar / Motorcycle with Trailer

None

None

10

A

 

Motorcycle & Trailer

Car

1.80

6.5

No Trailer

A

 

Car

Car & Trailer

1.80

6.5

10

A

 

Car & Trailer

High Car / People Carrier / 4WD / Minibus / Car + roof box

2.85

6.5

No Trailer

A

 

Van4x4

(High Car / People Carrier / 4WD / Minibus) with Trailer

2.85

6.5

10

A

 

Van & Trailer4x4 & Trailer

Camper Van

2.85

6.5

No Trailer

A

 

Camper Van

Camper Van & Trailer / Car & Caravan

2.85

6.5

10

B

Camper Van & TrailerCar & Caravan

Vans cannot be booked online. Please contact our Reservations Team on 661661 (IOM), 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & Outside UK).

Van

4.6

6.5

No Trailer

C

Van
Van & Trailer

4.6

6.5

10

C

Van & Trailer
High Van / Motor Home

4.6

12

No Trailer

C

High Van
(High Van / Coach) & Trailer

4.6

12

12

C

High Van & TrailerCoach & Trailer

Coach bookings cannot be made online. Please contact 01624 645683.

Coach

4.6

12

No Trailer

D

Coach

Explanation of Special Restriction Codes

Manannan: Liverpool/ Belfast route restrictions - Height: 3.4 metres. Length Single Vehicle: 6.5metres. Vehicle towing trailer: 10 metres (5 metre towing vehicle and 5 metre trailer). Width: 2 metres. Weight: 4 tonnes. Manannan can accommodate larger vehicles on the Dublin and Heysham routes only, contact must be made with the Steam Packet Reservations Team on 661661 (IOM), 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & Outside UK) to confirm requirements prior to booking. Vehicle dimensions include any attachments which alter the size of the vehicle such as roof boxes, luggage on roof racks, antennae, aerials and bike carriers, etc.
 
B

Please note that written permission is required from the Isle of Man Government for the Steam Packet to allow Caravans on the island. Bookings may be made but Caravans will only be carried on production of this document. For information contact the Highways Division, Department of Transport on +44 (0)1624 686911 or email: caravan@gov.im. 

Caravans are only carried on our Ben-my-Chree sailings. 

C Vans cannot be booked online. Please contact our Reservations Team on 661661 (IOM), 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & Outside UK) to make your Private or Freight booking.
 
D Coach bookings cannot be made online. Please contact 01624 645683.


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