What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by herman » Thu May 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Has to be one of the few advantages of living in this car park down south....20 mins to ferry or an easy two hours to chunnel. If anyone needs a stop the kettle is always on as is van parking.
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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by sooty » Sat May 19, 2018 8:43 am

Booked in November for a trip in September this year, bike, cabin for two return, £320. It’s a case of needs must this year, but I would normally ride to Dover, overnight in a Travel lodge or similar and then ferry. Works out a whole load cheaper

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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by Alan29 » Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 am

As an adopted Northerner it is my ambition never to travelsouth of the Watford Gap again.
Using the Hull ferries is a very small price to pay for the privelege of living in the North.

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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by m4ckk13 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:24 pm

Just back from NW200, Belfast to Liverpool, overnight - bike and me £120. £10 brekkie. Can't wait for someone to invent teleporting!
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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Sat May 26, 2018 12:12 pm

It's a bit of a lottery.

I'm doing a loop round France for a week in early September and ferry prices to France were OK. e184 plus £37.50 out and £182 back.

I go down to Cairnryan (from North Ayrshire) and across on the early ferry to Larne / Belfast, then trundle down to Dublin for the overnight boat to Cherbourg.

Not really decided on a route yet, but come back from Zebrugge to Hull, then it's only 4 and a bit hours home.

One of the worst things I ever did was ride all the way down to the South coast for the ferry, you are knackered by the time you get there (in the rain).

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Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Post by bowber » Sat May 26, 2018 2:54 pm

Just been to the HISS and went via Dover/Dunkirk, with fuel tolls and accommodation it came to around £700, I think I'd have rather paid the £150 extra and gone via Santander or Bilbao, at least I'd have missed the London area out and put less miles on the van, 1 day sat on a boat reading and a short day traveling along the Spanish Pyrenees V 2 days of French autoroute is no contest.

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