Channel Crossing Prices

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  1. scousebird

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    I got some prices today to cross the channel on 3rd June at around 6.45pm returning 19th June at around 5pm:-

    These are all flexible prices.

    Tunnel £188

    P&O £176.80

    DFDS £177 (no Friday evening sailings left - 5.50am Saturday chosen instead)

    So not a big difference in the prices. For the sake of speed & convenience the tunnel wins again.
     
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  2. Robert Clark

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    I'd pick the Tunnel over the ferries anytime
    Not a good sailor and hate arriving in France feeling sick
     
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    Tunnel every time for us. Nice run up to port 30 minutes ish on the other side. Perfect
     
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    I've just had a look on the dfds site & it is giving me prices in euros & totaling in pounds !!!!!
    If I go on UK site it gives me price in pounds ( which equates to euro price ) but when totaled is 40 pound cheaper . Think there must be a glitch in the system . I've emailed them.
     
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    Tunnel every time... not even interested in checking ferry prices.
     
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  7. Chris

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    The tunnel has gone up a bit lately I think.

    We are going over in March and it's about £210 return I think for a noonish crossing.

    I am sure it was about £180 last year.
     
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    Never done the tunnel do they charge for cat and dogs
     
  10. scousebird

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    Yes, but I don't know how much as I don't have a pet :(
     
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    Only ever used Ferries ,cat and dogs £30 return each.
     
  12. scousebird

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    Sorted my Tesco vouchers and I've got £150 towards the £188 and still plenty for another trip :)
     
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  13. Chris

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    The down side being you need to shop in Tescos.:)

    #youpayintheend
     
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  14. scousebird

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    Shopped at Tesco for years, get shopping delivered every Tuesday evening (y)
     
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    No you don't! You can still collect Tesco points by using a Tesco Credit Card wherever you do your shopping. Having said that the number of points you get has reduced this year.

    We've been using a Tesco CC for several years and managed to get enough points for a couple of crossing but now that they've reduced the number of points not sure it's going to be worth it. Need to do the maths!

    Denise
     
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    My wife used to but for the last year or so has shopped at Lidl and a few things at Sainsburys/ M&S.

    She reckons we have saved about £1500 in that time, and I haven't noticed the difference.

    That's a few tunnel crossings...
     
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    We have got a Tesco credit card , but as you say the benefit of that has dropped significantly recently.
     
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    There is only a co-op & spar in Sandwich, where I do get top up bits but working full time I don't have the time or the inclination to shop around. We have to travel for any other supermarkets. I also use my Tesco credit card to pay for everything possible.
     
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  19. Chris

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    I do get that(y)
     
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    Just booked Dover to Calais one way this week £46.80 (y)
     
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