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ocatoro
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PostPosted: 20:58 - 04 Jan 2018    Post subject: ferry fare trickery? Reply with quote

evening folks,

so in the past, we've managed some silly cheap ferries with the car, as little as 28 return several times, and once, 18 return after some cashback.

cheapest I can find at the moment for the bike is 42.50 return. or 80 for the car (by the by, it's for a bike trip)

have ferries gone up by that much in the past couple of years? or am I missing a trick?


*edit to add: looking at dover - dunkirk crossings.
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A100man
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overnight stays are still cheap - if you want to stay longer then it get dear. 42 quid return is still pretty cheap IMO. I paid 15 quid one way as a foot passenger in 1987..
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PostPosted: 20:36 - 17 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stena line have just announced their sale which has saved me around 70 from earlier quotes. If you go to the bike shows Britanny ferries often give out flyers with discount on but these are time limited.
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AldridgePrior
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PostPosted: 02:32 - 18 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`ll be going from Hull to Rotterdam (or Zeebrugge) in April so hopefully things won't be too expensive but I'll have to pay part either way so fuck it. I went last year and at least they allow you strap your own bike so you know it won't be damaged and if it drops it your own fault. I`ve seen some pretty rough ratchet jobs on ferries.

My missus works in the booking office of a ferry company and she says book online every time. It's always more expensive when you call or turn up.
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