The Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for passengers and vehicles on ferries: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

“Could you please advise me what the current fixed and per mile elements of Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for passengers and vehicles on ferries are?”


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

The answer to your question is the current RET formula is for passengers a £2 fixed element plus £0.13 per mile, and for cars a £5 fixed element plus £0.80 per mile. This formula was applied in 2013 and inflationary increases have been applied since then.

All of the information you have requested is available from this published Freedom of Information Scotland Act(FOI) website: Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) parameters and ferry services: FOI release (

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