cheapest ferry crossing to france

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  1. robnchris

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    Hi Guys, We are planning a 5 week trip through France later this year, looked at the coct of a ferry, Brittany Ferries quoted £700 for a 28 foot motorhome with 2 passangers, phew a tad steep we thought.
    As we don`t mind which port we arrive at or the time of crossing can you guys suggest a cheaper alternative.
    Our Motorhome is on 24 feet long but we have a Motor bike rack on the back.

    Regards Rob and Chris.
     
  2. Macytia

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    I have used Norfolkline, booked crossings seperately not return, usually around £40 each way Dover to Dunkerque.

    On a different note, how religiously due the operators check van lengths? My van is 6.3 metres, was hoping to book as less than 6m , has anyone any experience of this?
     
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    What l have done a few times it Dover Calais out Bilbao Portsmouth back makes a nice round trip and saves a couple of hundred on fares thats in a 30ft Brave Paul
     
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    Dover to Calais or Dunkerque will be the cheapest option, you can get quotes and book on-line. If you are a member of CC or C&CC they give discounted fares.
    We have never been measured when using the ferry, you will probably get away with a bit on the length of your van, but i would not recommend pushing your luck with an obvious amount.
     
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    If you have caravan club membership they have an offer with norfolk line Dover-Dunkirk:

    I picked half term week next month, direct it quoted £84 return, via CC site it quoted few pence over £69. Using the same CC quote form P&O Dover/Calais best quote was £145
     
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    PRESS CC & norfolkline
     
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    We booked for July Mon 12th 08.30 Dover / Calais, Returning 25th 07,05
    Bargain at £38.94 Return. with Sea france 26`Motorhome. :thumb:
     
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    Was that for your own private ship ?

    Dover Calais - more like £100 return. Sometimes quite a bit less especially if you travel very late / very early. Just keep plugging at the web sites particularly Sea France and P&O.
     
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    Aye-up...L D are doing "cheapies 2 from Boulogne to Dover at present..... Something like £33 each way for my Hymer. Careful on the dodgy length as they can get stroppy and charge you excess or even will not take you on the sailing booked and no refund as you've broken the contract.... Its happened and with things tightening on their budgets could well be done..... Why do "the Brits" like to fiddle ????????????????
     
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    :Rofl1:Hi we were measured last time at Dover booked 6m and the van is 6m but made us the ferry had to catch a later one by the way I use (AFerry) always do a compare quoted £44 return for Jan to March CC Norfolk line £58 return guess which one I booked replies on the back of a £20 note please :Rofl1:
    Brian and Marion
     
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    Sea France, Dover-Calais,April 29th,one way,6Mtrs-£19.82p :Smile: Mike
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: answers on £20 please :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Brian and Marion
     
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    Never take things at face value, just got a July/Aug quote from Norfolk lines web site for van & 2 & dog £360! each way!!, log out tried again £42 and £57 .
     
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    I've had an email from Seafrance today offering a discount code ( EBFBVP ) and when I checked it against my existing booking ( out on 1st June & back on 1st July ) it reduced the cost from £38 return to £34 . :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for that Bobble, it appears that they do not charge the £30 supplement for dogs as other companies do:Doh:
     
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    Just booked Seafrance through C&CC 5th June return 26th June £63-50 return for 6.3 metre MH. Could have got cheaper if I'd booked in December when offer was £38 return!

    Kev
     
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    Hi Rob & Chris,
    Like yourselves we are off to France this year (June)
    Sorry we are very lazy so no early/late crossings, using mid-day timings on the tunnel and carrying our hound £166 return with the benefit of the hound with us in the vehicle.
    Which ever way you travel, enjoy.
    :BigGrin:
     
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    Yes they do:cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    I got to the payment screen and there was no charge for my 2 dogs or mention of it?

    £90 return for 3 weeks in May
     
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    Hi, £46 going out in June up to 8 metres with Norfolkline.
    Dont know what date you are returning,but I would say about the same money comming back.
     
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