Vehicle transportation

The schedule for the transport of passenger vehicles is identical to the one for passengers. You can download it here From August 2021, SPM Ferries will provide transportation service for passengers, their vehicles and pets between St. Pierre, Miquelon and Fortune (TN). SPM Ferries will provide all to guarantee to  its passengers a quality service on its vessels NORDET and SUROIT.   VEHICLE FARES

Book your vehicle’s ticket

To reserve your vehicle’s ticket, contact the SPM Ferries ticket offices, by e-mail, by telephone or by leaving your contact details on the SPM Ferries website. Direct purchase via the online site is not yet possible. However, once the information has been collected, the ticket offices can proceed with the sale of your vehicle’s ticket by contacting you by phone or by sending you a secure link by e-mail to make your payment.  

Boarding your vehicle :

From Saint-Pierre to Fortune

Some regulatory information

The exterior and interior of your vehicle must be free of all traces of soil and vegetation.

In Saint-Pierre, upon boarding, SPM Ferries agents will visually inspect the condition of your vehicle and should the Canadian authorities   refuse your vehicle if it shows visible signs of dirt and other vegetation. SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for this  decision of the Canadian authorities upon arrival in Canada.

In Fortune, your vehicle will be inspected by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) who will have the authority to refuse your vehicle on Canadian soil or order you to have it cleaned if soil or vegetation is present. These cleaning fees would be the responsibility of the passenger traveling with the vehicle.

We thank you for being vigilant on the cleaning  of your vehicle.

To travel in Canada, do not forget to extend your insurance coverage to travel legally and safely.

 

Pre-boarding

 For a quicker process in Saint-Pierre, we ask all passengers traveling with their vehicle to present themselves at the ferry terminal to do their pre-boarding.

This step starts 1h30 before departure:

 

You must present your travel documents:

  • Your tickets (passengers and vehicles) ;
  • Your passport or other identity documents ;
  • If necessary, the authorization to leave the country for minors not accompanied by a parent ;
  • If necessary your visa

Please note that all passengers travelling in the vehicle must be present.

At the end of this control, you will be given an authorization to pass through the terminal.

Without this ticket, SPM Ferries agents on the pier will ask you to go to the ferry terminal before parking on the pier.

 

Boarding

Once you have pre-boarded, you must present yourself at the entrance to the SPM Ferries dock where an agent will be waiting to validate all your tickets (vehicle and passengers). There will be no documentary and sanitary checks, as these have already been carried out at the ferry terminal.

As soon as the border police arrive, all passengers will have to get out of their vehicles and present themselves at the exit control at the ferry terminal. An SPM Ferries agent will guide you through this step.

You will need to show your ID, tickets and any other regulatory documents if necessary.

Once this control is completed, you will be able to return to your vehicle and your boarding of the ship can begin.

Disembarkation

In Fortune, vehicles and their passengers will be the first to disembark. It is important to follow the instructions of the crew.

Border control will be done at the exit of the ship and in your vehicle by CBSA agents. You will have to follow the clearly defined ground markings to get to the checkpoint.

Checking times can be lengthy and SPM Ferries cannot be held responsible for this delay.

 

 

From Fortune to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Some regulatory information

To travel in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, it is mandatory to have a vehicle insurance. this is not an insurance for the transportation of your vehicle but an insurance to drive on the streets  of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

We ask that you contact your insurance company before departure to verify your vehicle insurance coverage and to make sure that you are insured in case of accident or theft while in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Insurance is mandatory. In the event of a police check, any lack of insurance could inflict a penalty.

If you are unable to obtain an extension of your vehicle insurance from your insurer, you can obtain cross-border insurance by visiting the following website: 

www.atel.fr or  bse-saint-pierre-et-miquelon@douane.finances.gouv.fr 

As a last resort, you can also insure your vehicle with the customs service of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon upon arrival. Please note that the costs and terms of the contracts are different.

You can use the insurer of your choice, the important thing is to be insured.

 

Pre-boarding

For a quicker process in Fortune, we ask all passengers traveling with their vehicle to present themselves at the ticket office, 8 bayview stree, to do their pre-boarding.

This step starts 1h30 before departure:

The travel documents check:

  • Your travel ticket
  • Your passport or other identity documents
  • If necessary your visa

Please note that all passengers travelling in the vehicle must be present.

At the end of this control, you will be given an authorization to present you at the boarding gate along wharf 5 and 6 on the waterfront.

 

Without this authorization, the SPM Ferries agents present will ask you to go to the ticket office before parking on the wharf.

Once the ship is ready to receive you, we will proceed with the boarding. You will need to present your tickets to the SPM Ferries staff on hand and follow the instructions given.

Disembarkation

Once you arrive in Saint-Pierre, you must follow the instructions of the crew.

Vehicles and their passengers will be the first to disembark from the ship and proceed to the parking area on the pier.

You will be subject to a control by the border police and then a control by the customs service.

These checks will take place after the pedestrian checks.

We would like to advise you that the waiting time may be long but it is beyond our control.