And us, but for a day trip or a couple of days the tunnel is sometimes cheaper, as now you can go for £56 return, can't do that on ferry, and we also use tesco, so could easily make this one free, only need £20 in tokensWould use the Tunnel every time, however price is an issue and so a good deal on the ferries sometimes wins.
Just thought I would throw this out and see what the favourite option is in regard to price, ease of access onto ferry / Train., good or bad experiences.
This is true, don't know where the difference has come in, still prefer tunnel but must admit we have gone back to ferry for a couple of trips this year when as you say tunnel was three times dearerFor the last 4 years it's been tunnel for us as it was only slightly more expensive. However this year we've gone back to the ferry because the tunnel has got too expensive and we can't justify the extra cost last time 3 times more expensive.
This is true, don't know where the difference has come in, still prefer tunnel but must admit we have gone back to ferry for a couple of trips this year when as you say tunnel was three times dearer
Tunnel every time, speed, convenience...you can keep the summer cattle ships!
have a look at my thread regards sharing the frequent traveller scheme over on France Forum. £46 + £11 motorhome supplement per single trip
Many years since we went to the mainland of Europe. When the time comes we will look at options and then decide. A lot will depend on convenience and how we feel.
I've used ferry, hovercraft and tunnel. Ferry was okay (Southampton to Cherbourgh was once a fav. route) as long as it wasn't too rough, modern ferries are better. Hovercraft cheap, fast but sooooo noisy. Tunnel easy and fast but I hate being unable to see out so if there was to be a delay I would be a basket case.... we also did a crossing on a seacat which was probably the best of all.
I do know that there is no longer a hovercraft service to France. Pity as it was fun.
If going any route other that Calais then there isn't much choice anyway as to method.
I would have loved to try hovercraft. Sounds amazing. The twofold co 've hence for us is being able to get there quicker and being able to get the next train after you arrive instead of being stuck to a particular time. We have risked the earlier ferry for this week's trip and are already scared we will miss it. Never to worry about on the chunnel
We were once on a hovercraft that was attempting to break the record for the crossing. Didn't manage it but it was a fantastic experience. It was the second fastest commercial crossing ever!!! We also were on one of the last ever hovercraft crossings. I was so sad when the service stopped.