What is the difference between a passenger booking and a freight booking?
Passenger, or tourist, bookings are generally classed as people travelling on holiday. A freight booking must be made for all Commercial Vehicles designed for the purpose of carrying goods for hire and reward or other commercial practices.
If you pay road tax as a Commercial Vehicles, you will have to travel as FREIGHT. This includes Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) – Vans with no side windows.
Ferry operators are clamping down on Commercial Vehicles travelling on passenger tickets. Some are even imposing a “spot fine” on some routes, forcing the vehicle to re-book on a freight booking. These "window rates" are usually very high in comparison to the bulk discounted rates we can offer you.
Freight tickets also have other added benefits including:
- Fixed prices throughout the year - they do not fluctuate with the seasons and peak holiday times.
- No charge to make amendments or cancellations.
- Access to freight lounges on board.
- Some routes will also include free meals and/or a berth in a cabin.