Ferries to France. Can't believe how the prices have changed!

Bill Hicks

Banned
Hi all. Me and the missus have a few days off next week and I thought a night in Calais with a decent meal and some wine would be a cheap as chips break. I enquired on P&O's website as to how much it would cost for two adult foot passenger return tickets from Dover to Calais.
The final price came in at £118.00 return! :eek:
I telephoned their booking office to confirm this price is correct and apparently it was!

The last time I travelled this route as a foot passenger it worked out at around £20 each return and that was only ten years ago.
How comes it has increased so much recently? Is this due to rising diesel costs?

Or is it just another example of rip-off Britain?
 

bearman3784

Distinguished Member
Hi all. Me and the missus have a few days off next week and I thought a night in Calais with a decent meal and some wine would be a cheap as chips break. I enquired on P&O's website as to how much it would cost for two adult foot passenger return tickets from Dover to Calais.
The final price came in at £118.00 return! :eek:
I telephoned their booking office to confirm this price is correct and apparently it was!

The last time I travelled this route as a foot passenger it worked out at around £20 each return and that was only ten years ago.
How comes it has increased so much recently? Is this due to rising diesel costs?

Or is it just another example of rip-off Britain?

Sounds more of a case of leaving it too late :laugh:

Ferries are the same as almost any transport service, the nearer the date you book, the more expensive they are. i looked into using a ferry for a crossing in september and it is coming in at £70 and thats with a car
 

majson83

Active Member
aye i was about to ay norfolk line. not to the same place as the rest but fantastic value
 

IronGiant

Moderator
We were all set to book a crossing with them this summer until we realised 4 of us need new passports...
 

majson83

Active Member
they do a variety of special deals too, i once got a return for £13 ;)
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Grrhhh...

Well done :thumbsup:

Dave
 

Dave Weystoner

Active Member
My June P & O Dover-Calais crossing with 2 people, car and caravan is £25 cheaper this year than the same time of day and around the same date last year.

Dave
 

its_all_Greek

Distinguished Member
Due to my daughter now being at school i had to look at ferry crossings in August for the first time ever,
overnight ferries from Portsmouth to St-Malo and return from Caen to Portsmouth we were looking at the best part of a grand,
thats double what we would have paid just out of the peak times last year and this was looking at Xmas time so not last minute.
 

johntheexpat

Distinguished Member
Due to my daughter now being at school i had to look at ferry crossings in August for the first time ever,
overnight ferries from Portsmouth to St-Malo and return from Caen to Portsmouth we were looking at the best part of a grand,
thats double what we would have paid just out of the peak times last year and this was looking at Xmas time so not last minute.

Brittant ferries are perhaps the most expensive. Nice boats and good food if you eat on the boat, but never cheap.

The arrival at St Malo, though is fabulous. You arrive in the morning just after breakfast and the views etc are just out of this world.
 

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