ferry/tunnel prices

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  1. JohnM

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    Has anyone noticed the the increased cost of travel between dover/calais this year ?I traveled dover dunkirk last year for about £60 return this year around £100 more.
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    You got away light ! Managed to get a one way out there cheap enough ( wellll,,,, £60 ) but the return is gonna be at least £100
     
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    We got a return on the tesco tunnel £60 vouchers + £100 cash
    Leave next week for Beni Yooo Hooo!
    Booked a month ago
     
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    When I booked the tunnel for Feb half term I got the price for a Dover-Calais ferry just as a comparison. For us (7.4m MH, 2 adults, 2 dogs) there was only about £30 over the return trip in it and for me the convenience and speed of the tunnel is worth that every time. When I've checked in the past several times the tunnel has been slightly cheaper than the ferry.
     
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    More than double for us every single time :-(
     
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    If I remember an article I read a couple of months back, our friends in the EU have stipulated that all EU registered ships operating in/from European ports have to use a special fuel, I think it became law on 1st Jan ( rest of the world have till 2020 to comply) this fuel is not compatible with present engines so very expensive modifications have to be done to engines to comply.
    Someone correct me if I have got it wrong
     
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    The tunnel prices change day by day and which day of the week you want to travel. Do a few comparisons for different days and you will see the differences. Also the times you wish to travel makes a big difference.
     
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    Same here cant justify using the tunnel anymore and we're big fans but definitely not worth the crazy prices they're charging lately
     
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    I have just booked DFDS dover-dunkirk next May 14 days £85 return
     
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    Good price wont get that on tunnel unless you travel at stupid o clock then still wont match it.
     
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    Oh believe me, I have REALLY tried..
    Every day of the week and just about any old hour from the middle of the night to the middle of the day..
    Just too expensive :(
     
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    When I said ferry prices were going up , I was shot down and told they wouldn't , it was just a daily mail story:rolleyes:
     
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    Why not use ET Frequent Travellers deal. Works out at £108 return ANYTIME of year, but off peak. (oo.00 till about 10.00 Folkestone Calais Calais Folkstone 16.00 till about 23.00) Buy 10 crossing (five returns) You can share 10 crossing with one other named person.

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    There have been restrictions in EU waters on the amount of sulphur allowed in fuel used by ships for several years, but the amount allowed has been coming down. As of 1 Jan this year it came down from 1% to 0.1%. These limits are for the Baltic, North Sea and English Channel. Global shipping is still chugging around with in some case fuels with over 4%.

    If you have looked at what comes out of a ship's funnel and seen a yellow cloud stretching back into the distance you will realise sulphur in the air is not a good thing. Apart from any human impact from breathing it in, especially when the ships are near land, the acidification of the oceans is a major cause for concern. Ticket prices will increase, but I am happy to live with that for cleaner air.
     
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    Re my reply above checked with ET, The Off Peak times should read:-

    Flokestone/Calais 16.00 - 05.59

    Calais/Folkestone 00.00 - 13.59

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    So have I & have never managed to get anything less than double the ferry price. & my MH is shorter than my car.:LOL:
     
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    OK, just checked again in case I was going batchy !!

    Here is a copy and paste of the prices..

    • 00:00
    • 06:00
    • 08:00
    • 10:00
    • Midday
    • 14:00
    • 16:00
    • 18:00
    • 20:00
    • 22:00
    • 00:00
    • Standard
    • £163
    • £144
    • £156
    • £156
    • £170
    • £192
    • £192
    • £170
    • £144
    • £163
    Sorry for the weird format...... it is how it comes out when copied and pasted :)
    But as you can see, even at BEST it is £144.. compared to the £96 offering from P and O that aint exactly a bargain ! Almost £50 difference :-(
     
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    The tunnel often still works out cheaper for us here in Dorset. The ferry from Poole works out at about £500 return and it is in dry dock over Easter this year!!!!!! The tunnel is just so easy and convenient to use. The only downside is the 3 hour journey to get there. We have looked at other ferries but they are either already booked or too expensive. We arrive as late as possible, stop the other side and then drive on early next morning. The fares are slightly cheaper late night.
     
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    Glad Im not the only one who thinks the tunnel has got stupidly expensive. No matter what times I put in I cant justify the extra cost. Checked 2 days ago for skiing in February tunnel worked out £120 more expensive for same date and time as ferry.
     
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