sea France v tunnel

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  1. thefman

    thefman Read Only Funster

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    were off for a break on the 23rd return mid may :shout:
    best quote on tunnel £183 return
    sea France £60 return
    2 adults one child 8.21 metre van

    sea France no contest:thumb:
     
  2. ruffingitsmoothly

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    Just cost £330 on Irish ferries for 34' RV return Pembroke -Rosslare:cry::cry::cry: Mind you Stenna wanted over £400 !!!!!

    Regards Pat
     
  3. thefman

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    bummer:Doh:
     
  4. Bulletguy

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    The Tunnel has never even been close to Ferry prices. SeaFrance and P&O are always much cheaper.

    I'm booked with P&O for June/July (three weeks) £62 return with a 5m Campervan.

    Eurotunnel? Same dates same times....... a whopping £156!! More than double the Ferry price.

    As you say NO CONTEST!!
     
  5. thehutchies

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    Last year we arrived at the tunnel a couple of hours early and were offered a place on the next train, leaving in five minutes! We took it and were in France about forty five minutes later.

    A civilised thirty minute train journey, kids watching a dvd on their beds, while we made a sandwich and put our feet up.

    The sixty pounds we might have saved by taking a grim, never-ending ferry trip are insignificant in the total cost of the holiday. We never even check the ferry prices.

    Like you say, NO CONTEST :Laughing:
     
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    "We never even check the ferry prices."
    More money than sense then :Wink::Wink::Wink::Wink::Wink::Wink:
     
  7. Bulletguy

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    "grim, never-ending ferry trip"???

    I've used the ferries regularly for the past thirty years and never experienced your description. I have a 260 mile drive to Dover and the ferry crossing time of 90 minutes always provides a welcome break.

    As for "sixty pounds we might have saved"....i'd check more closely next time. Its a heck of a lot more than sixty quid you will save. In my case the identical journey using Eurotunnel would cost me £94 more. Thats 94 quid which will give me 1040 miles of motoring in my Camper.

    Eurotunnel loves customers who dont check out alternative pricing. It saves them much embarassment and props up a business losing millions by the shed load!
     
  8. N Luyetund

    N Luyetund Deleted User

    £98 return via the tunnel, relaxed, sitting 'at home', dog at ease on the floor, all for £17 each way more than the ferry... not much change if you have a coffee and a snack on board :Doh:

    Money and sense in equal measure:rollonfloor:
     
  9. kenp

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    Hi,
    I've booked Eurotunnel for my motorhome £181 return at the more sociable (and expensive) hour of 2pm. May seem expensive except I used £45 of tesco vouchers in their deal which equates to £180 and I then only had to find £1.
    Every little helps.
    Thanks Mr Tesco, you make it the cheapest way to cross!.

    Kenp
     
  10. potjoe

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    we paid £30.00 one way

    one way 7m m-home plus 2 £30 one way nov07 to France on sea France
    £77.00 back in est sunday and return on may 19 back to France.
    Yes if you work it 4plus mths Holiday away.and of for about 1 mth in may.
    Kenp shorpshire what part?.Regrads john:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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  11. Wobby

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    I too will be using the tunnel on Monday my wife hates the sea crossing and yes I have more money than sense, Jealous?:Cool:

    Wobby
     
  12. thehutchies

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    Actually, we have loads of sense and very little money (by choice, so no violins, please :thumb: ).

    We buy meat from our local butcher rather than the supermarket's vacuum-packed donkey lips and cow noses.
    We sleep on fine Egyptian cotton sheets rather than Tesco's petrochemical static electricity generators.
    We use a motorhome for our holidays rather than stringing up a tarpaulin in the back garden.

    We are very happy to pay a premium for the speed, efficiency and comfort of the tunnel, compared with the ferries.
    It's just so damned civilized! :BigGrin:
     
  13. Road Runner

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    I love the tunnel and paying by Tesco vouchers but now running on LPG no longer allowed on it:cry::cry::cry:

    I think the LPG thing is a nonsense, so much to blow up on the train my tanks would not make much more of a bang:Eeek:
     
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  14. thehutchies

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    It is strange, isn't it, Road Runner?

    On a train with hundreds of tanks full of petrol and diesel, and domestic gas bottles and tanks, what's so dangerous about LPG for the engine?
     
  15. pappajohn

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    i remember when the IOM steampacket co used to pump out motorcycle tanks then ferry them ON DECK, what was that all about then.?
    and what happened to all the 'stolen' fuel. :Angry:
     
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