How to get the best ferry prices.

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  1. Biggles

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    What's the best way to get the best prices on ferry crossings on channel crossings?

    I have pretty much cracked it for the car but for MH there seems to be no deals at all. Is there any Carnet schemes? and what about open returns etc.

    Tescos vouchers are good but lead times are not.
     
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    DFDS are about the cheapest Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    We always use the tunnel because of the dog.
    There is no significant difference between a return and two singles, so we book the return trip a day or so ahead from France and so are not restricted to coming back on a particular date. For some reason the crossing from France to England is usually a bit cheaper than going the other way.
     
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    Has anyone ever travelled as freight? Is there such a thing Dover to Calais/Dunkirk?
     
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    Caravan Club sometimes get good deals:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Well that doesn't seem to be any cheaper...
     

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    Always go through "MY Ferry"... Booked a couple of days ago, £48.75, us two, van and dog.. 2nd April Dover -- Calais... :Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    Just booked Dover Calais with dfds £40 each way for travel in June until early July. It's even cheaper if you go about 5 in the morning or late evening.
     
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    Unfortunately, the date falls into the Spring Bank Holiday Week, this probably makes it a lot dearer.

    We used P & O for our camper one way over on 2nd Dec. last year and it was £38.00 ferry time 4 p.m., brought a one way ticket back in January through My Ferry for 28th Feb. and it was £43.00 - this is for a camper 24' long and 3.4 metres high, ferry time 12 p.m.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Not really sure about that. I just did an exact day for day on My Ferry and direct with DFDS. Out was 61.00 on My Ferries and £50 on DFDS and returen was 61 again My Ferries and £38 DFDS.

    2 adults 2 dogs and a 7m MH each way Dover - Dunkirk - Dover 2 months later.
     
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    Sōd this I've just booked Le Shuttle - why? Because I'm worth it :Blush:
     
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    Why is it worth it to you?

    For me I quite like the long crossing as it gives a break from driving for a while. I suppose if you are local to the channel ports (<50 miles) the tunnel might be attractive.
     
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    Who needs ferries? I cross for a lot less although no duty free.
     

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    I must pluck up courage and go to France I am lucky I only live 15 minutes from the Dover ferry and 20 minutes from the tunnel:Smile:
     
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    you really must.:Eeek:


    can we all overnight on your drive:thumb:
     
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    Yes take the plunge and go to France, you will not believe how much space there is compared to the crowded se England. :Smile:
     
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    We're in Stamford. It's a 160 mile drive.

    Travelling to Folkstone after the evening rush hour means a nice easy drive.

    In the morning we board the train, and can do a long stint at the wheel without it becoming a drag.

    I've tried a few different options including 450 miles in a day with an hour and a half on the ferry. It's not for me.
     
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    DFDS via Topcashback

    We always use DFDS to Dunkirk and book as early as possible via Topcashback. We prefer this route and overnight both ways at Dunkirk terminal.
     
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    Pluck up courage ? The pace is slower, the fuel is cheaper, the roads are deserted, no maximum time in super-market car-parks, absence of yellow lines, park almost anywhere, Motorhomes welcome and so on.
    Doctors should send people there who have stress, it would just melt away.

    You live so close, how wasteful,
     
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    just booked DFDS Dover/Calais for July £44 up to 10m code is EECON
     
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