WOW !! Chunnel is at last a good option for us !

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Having started doing the yearly trawl fro ferry prices ( for next January ) I was shocked to discover the cheapest option for us is now the chunnel.
    DFDS and P & O ferries are now considerably higher than the chunnel.. Still far from cheap at about £150 return, it is better by more than £100 for anything else I could find
     
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    John, we only use the "Chunnel" now, the only ripe off is the charge for the animal as on the way out of UK they do not check and on the way back they only check for "chip" and that's it for 15 quid each way. The really nice thing is the speed and less stress for your dog.
     
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    We had to change our usual plans for this year and took a couple of shorter two week trips rather than the usual month in May.
    I set up a Frequent Traveller package with Eurotunnel which gives us 10 crossings at £54 each way.
    Four crossings completed so far and two more booked for September leaving four more for winter and next spring.
    If you make several trips a year it could be worth considering.

    Richard.
     
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    I cannot find ( or did not see ) an option for the dog ?
     
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    We would never look at anything but tunnel, and the way things are going the ferries will end up all freight and passengers tunnel
     
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    Same here John booked tunnel last night for our trip to Croatia end of August.
    First time for 2 years its been anywhere near competitive still £40.00 dearer than the ferry but at that difference worth it for us. (y)
     
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    John, when booking there is a box for pets, I think below veh type. If you have missed it and booked you can check/change your booking on line or call them.
     
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    No mate.. Just double checked.. Place for such a thing is on the ferry bookings but not on the chunnel
    I aint booked yet ( will do it when we get home at the end of September :)
     
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    It's on the page after you select your crossing times.

    Looks like it's £17 now.
     
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    Ahhh ! Thanks for that.. I stopped at the price / time selection !
     
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    John, have you got the little dog ( bet he's not so little now ) chipped, as this needs to be done well in advance and like wise have you got vet details close to port back to UK for jabs before tunnel as they check the pet passport. I'm sure there are a few on here that will have all the details.
     
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    Hmmm.. that has now put it £20 more than DFDS.. But that is not the end of the world so will still consider it
     
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    Yes, all chipped and having his final jabs for the passport in October :)

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    You have a little gem there John, wonderful eyes.
     
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    just over 4 months old and still as cute as a cute thing !
     
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    Spent the weekend with some of my old crowd from BIRD.
    Dillon has been spoilt absolutely rotten !!
    He is now 15 months old and is still as cute as a button !
     
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    Hi John, DFDS don't charge on the way to France but double on the way back !
    I have used DFDS out so free for dog and P & O home at £15
    On Saturday I booked P & O for £54 tomorrow morning at 9:25 (plus £15 for dog) (y), had I chosen this evening I could have got over for £46 (plus £15 for dog). Motorhome at 7.9m.
    Check prices this coming weekend being 1st week of school holidays :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Always use the Chunnel, but with Tesco vouchers of course it's a no-brainer and it's much better if you've got a dog as he/she doesn't get left in the van alone (although ours is usually okay).

    Just a note of caution; try and book as soon as possible because the prices rise the closer to departure time you get. This also applies if you need to change your booking - we came back early a week ago with 3 days notice and it cost us an extra £37, there were no cheaper alternatives.
     
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    All well and good if you have a noddy car masquerading as a Motorhome Larby.. Us real men with 29ft of metal and plastic on wheels have to pay a tad more !!

    DFDS for us last year was down right stupid money !
    P & O, a little better and merely silly money ! LOL !!
     
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    Tunnel just won again for us booked for end of August return October ferry only £20.00 cheaper so third trip in a row now on the tunnel.:)(y)
     
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