With Camping Cheque, a cross-channel ferry crossing can cost as little as £29 each way but ferry prices vary considerably so how do you make sure you're finding the lowest prices?
Here are our Cost Saving Tips:
The lowest prices for crossing the Channel are found on the Dover to Dunkerque or Dover to Calais services operated by DFDS Seaways (formerly Norfolk Line).
For the best deal choose to travel outward on a Sunday and inward on a Friday. This can be at any time of year (i.e. including high season) and at any sailing time. If you are towing a caravan or driving a motorhome these best prices are also available on Saturdays inward and outward (if travelling by car only, Saturday travel is possible but at a small supplement). Get an online quote now.
Note: DFDS Seaways charge a small supplement for caravans over 7m long and for motorhomes over 8m. P&O Ferries do not charge supplements for long caravans or long motorhomes so if this affects you, it may be worth asking for quote from P&O as well.
Although generally a little more expensive than DFDS, P&O may offer better value if towing a long caravan or driving a long motorhome. There are no 'over-length' supplements for long outfits. For the best fares travel off peak on the following sailings:
Outward: 14:01 to 06:00
Inward: 00:00 to 14:00
Try to avoid weekend travel in high season (outward: 1-2 June and 20/7-25/8, inward: 9-10 June and 28/7-1/9). Get an online quote now.
We are delighted to be able to offer FREE CARAVANS and MOTORHOMES PRICED AS CARS on many routes - offers which are NOT AVAILABLE direct from Brittany Ferries. To qualify you need to select specific sailings during low season (a half price caravan offer applies in high season).
Sailings with the lowest prices are generally those that arrive late from the UK or leave early from France. Get an online quote now.
Free caravans are available on the following sailings:
From the UK (1/1/12 - 31/5/12, 3/6/12 - 18/7/12, 19/8/12 - 31/12/12)
Portsmouth - Caen: 14:45
Plymouth - Roscoff: all departures
From France (1/1/12 - 8/6/12, 12/6/12 - 27/7/12, 3/9/12 - 31/12/12)
Caen - Portsmouth: 08:30
St Malo - Portsmouth: 10:30/10:45
Roscoff - Plymouth: all departures
Motorhomes priced as cars are available on the following sailings:
From the UK (1/1/12 - 31/5/12, 3/6/12 - 30/6/12)
Portsmouth - Caen: 14:45
Plymouth - Roscoff: 12:30, 15:00
From France (1/1/12 - 8/6/12, 12/6/12 - 15/7/12)
Caen - Portsmouth: 08:15, 08:30
Roscoff - Plymouth: 08:30, 08:45, 09:45
P&O are offering FREE CARAVANS and MOTORHOMES PRICED AS CARS on routes from Hull to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam but you must travel outward and inward on a Saturday or Sunday. Fares on other days of the week are substantially higher and the offer excludes the weekend of 6/7 April. Get an online quote now.
If you have a caravan then benefit from FREE CRARAVANS and very low prices prices are offered by Condor Ferries on their Portsmouth - Cherbourg Clipper service.
The service operates on Sundays ONLY (outward 09:30, inward 16:15) between 3rd June to 2nd September only. Please note that this service cannot be booked via our website so please call our team on 01580 214002 for a price quotation and availability information.
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