Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

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Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

Post by Maxwell » 20 Jan 2016, 08:47

Just been comparing the options and it seems the tunnel is cheaper than the ferry

Ferry:
Car and driver £118.00 return
Additional passenger £ 27.00 return
Cabin (inside) £ 64 return (one person)
Cabin (inside) £ 84 return (two persons)

Tunnel
£120 return with the short break saver.

So if there is just you on the ferry it will be 118+64 = £182
If there are 2 of you its 118+27+84 = £229

Tunnel is £120 inc all passengers and only 35 mins crossing yes there is extra fuel so if you allow for that its about an extra £35 totaling £155

As accommodation in Venlo is £30 per night by going on the tunnel you could have an extra night in Venlo for a similar price to the ferry.

Food for thought ??
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Re: Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

Post by M60NJP » 20 Jan 2016, 09:13

I've gone for convenience - ferry over but tunnel back!

I agree on the maths, but the ferry (over) is part of the journey fun! But I couldn't face 6 hours daytime return!!

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Post by Gus247 » 20 Jan 2016, 09:57

M60NJP wrote:I've gone for convenience - ferry over but tunnel back!

I agree on the maths, but the ferry (over) is part of the journey fun! But I couldn't face 6 hours daytime return!!
I'm going over on the ferry and back through the tunnel too... As above, it's convenience thing... Looking forward to the journey/convoy over but my son needs to be back at college for Monday morning so the train back makes sense.... :thumbup:

I like the tunnel - went to France in August and found it great. No hassle, no delay, no problem... :)
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Re: Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

Post by spirit » 20 Jan 2016, 10:01

I'd be taking a gun for the migrants then on the tunnel run lol. Ferry makes sense as you can sleep too

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Post by Gus247 » 20 Jan 2016, 10:04

spirit wrote:I'd be taking a gun for the migrants then on the tunnel run lol. Ferry makes sense as you can sleep too

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Lol.. To be fair mate, we didn't see a single sign of them when we went through, either side....
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Re: Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

Post by Maxwell » 20 Jan 2016, 10:26

Gus247 wrote:
spirit wrote:I'd be taking a gun for the migrants then on the tunnel run lol. Ferry makes sense as you can sleep too

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Lol.. To be fair mate, we didn't see a single sign of them when we went through, either side....

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Post by chrislux » 20 Jan 2016, 12:39

I always travel on the Chunnel.
Quicker, less waiting time (generally) with 3 trains per hour, and if you get invited to join their
Frequent Traveller Club, you have option to buy a Carnet of 10 tickets for EUR 600, and use them anytime.
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Re: Venlo cost comparison Ferry v Tunnel

Post by Prince » 20 Jan 2016, 20:53

Ferry is actually £150 return for one person with a cabin for the overnight. Me and a fair few others will be ferry there and back. I will easily use more fuel using the tunnel than any cost difference anyway.
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Post by Metroreg » 20 Jan 2016, 21:14

Like Prince said £150 return on the ferry, the night over is ok but it's the return will be a pain eg be boring but their are films to watch on the boat


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