One-way EuroTunnel

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  1. MrMotorhome

    MrMotorhome Read Only Funster

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    Have 'searched' this question with no luck.

    We have booked a one way tesco ticket on euro tunnel as we do not want to be tied down to a day/time return ticket. My question to you experts is on our return Calais to Folkstone how do we go about buying the best priced return ticket, is there a shop nearby on the day or will we need to use the internet and collect the ticket when we arrive?

    Help or any suggestions most welcome and thank you in advance! :Smile:

    Andrew
     
  2. Hollyberry

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    I always book single fares, too. Cheapest is always online, I think. Once had to buy at the tunnel and it was an arm and a leg. I think going online in France is your best option.
     
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    I'd say internet and as far in advance as you can. I went out on Eurotunnel but came back by ferry only because it was cheaper with 3 dogs
     
  4. Snowbird

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    Found a new way last time I returned with no ticket. DFDS Norfolkline have an online facility in the booking office. Was told at the desk its cheaper to use there online than speak to a human at the window.OK I had to wait 3 hours for the best price but didnt have to look for an internet cafe,it was safe and I didnt have to pay internet cafe fees.
     
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    I would suggest an internet booking also, as far in advance as you are able

    Although I always print the e-mailed booking confirmation to take with us, on the last couple of trips it has not been necessary as the automatic check-in machines seem to use a number plate recognition system to book you in so you need not worry about having to collect a ticket

    As they say 'simples' :thumb:
     
  6. PenelopePitstop

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    We always book on-line as we're travelling up through France - have usually paid about £70 for a ticket.

    No need to collect ticket - as MrsShiftZZ says - the automatic check-in recognises your reg number. I think you may need to make a note of a ref number or something like that but you don't need a printed ticket.
     
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    We've found it's sporadic if they want you to tell em the booking number on the 'ticket' or not, I think if you are fairly near to your train time, then they find ya.


    Coming back the last time we weren't all that far in front, we proceeded round the carpark as they were still loading the previous train then just as Pete put the handbrake on, they said on the sign for our train, 'Proceed', so he let the brake off and complied. We and another couple of M'homes waited for a few minutes then the barrie
     
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