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France RETURN including CAR for £20.00 - Speedferries

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Seems like a good offer to me. Better than walking - And you can carry more booze. To take advantage of SpeedFerries DayTrip you must depart and return within the same calendar day. Both legs of … Read More
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Seems like a good offer to me. Better than walking - And you can carry more booze.


To take advantage of SpeedFerries DayTrip you must depart and return within the same calendar day. Both legs of the journey must be used to comply with the terms and conditions. Please ensure that you check-in at least 45 minutes prior to your departure time. Limited space is allocated to this product. Availability is therefore not guaranteed.

Please note that currently DayTrips can be booked up to a maximum of 2 months in advance.
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#1
Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest way to get to France for about about 5 days in August?
#2
swim:thumbsup:
#3
The problem with using them for a day is that if you miss your departure or they don't complete sailing (technical problems with their boat or protests in Boulogne (etc.)) then you're first to the mercy of the other major carriers. In the 6 trips with speedferries that I have completed, only 4 have actually been made. Just a note of caution. One time it cost me the refund + £70 to go on Sea France, the second it cost just £15 extra with Sea France (low demand), after the refund.
#4
This is coming up at £28 for me?
#5
i just looked on the website for sat 2nd august, total price was £28 for 2 adults with a car that is £14 each bargain lol. plus reasonable times.
#6
rhaleuk
Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest way to get to France for about about 5 days in August?


Stowaway?
#7
coming up £28 for me too
#8
mitchwales
Stowaway?

Nah, I'd still say swim ;) its legal :thumbsup:
#9
and there are other sites that say tickets from £25 but there are none to be found!
#10
pghstochaj
The problem with using them for a day is that if you miss your departure or they don't complete sailing (technical problems with their boat or protests in Boulogne (etc.)) then you're first to the mercy of the other major carriers. In the 6 trips with speedferries that I have completed, only 4 have actually been made. Just a note of caution. One time it cost me the refund + £70 to go on Sea France, the second it cost just £15 extra with Sea France (low demand), after the refund.


Agree with this. Previously I had booked a superticket (10 crossings)
Speedferries on several occasions were not able to honour the crossing I planned. Only difference for me is that I was able to adjust number of outstanding trips to include the failed one. If you are booking single or set return crossings you will possibly be left in a more precarious position. They are a good no nonsense operator when weather conditions are ok and there are no disputes but I believe they are still operating only one vessel. And since the start of the service there have been plans for a second which I dont believe has materialised yet.
#11
rhaleuk
Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest way to get to France for about about 5 days in August?


You could ask Jeremy Clarkson to lend you his Nissank :w00t:
#12
Actually i just looked at P&O Ferries they have some good deals too and prob more reliable and ive heard of them unlike speed ferries. For this sunday for example it would cost £15 each to get to Calais from Dover. Or i tried sat 2nd aug and its £17.50 each so not much difference. Though it does depend on what times you pick as on some days its like £60 as they dont have many options. But the days i picked the offers pretty much the same as speedferries so do look around.
#13
pghstochaj
The problem with using them for a day is that if you miss your departure or they don't complete sailing (technical problems with their boat or protests in Boulogne (etc.)) then you're first to the mercy of the other major carriers. In the 6 trips with speedferries that I have completed, only 4 have actually been made. Just a note of caution. One time it cost me the refund + £70 to go on Sea France, the second it cost just £15 extra with Sea France (low demand), after the refund.


I've used Speedferries about 8 or 9 times in the last few years - the only problem I've ever had was coming back from France on Monday as Boulogne was blockaded. Booked on with Norfolklines over the phone (SF gave me the number), got the refund already from Speedferries.

Got nothing but praise for these guys, much nicer to deal with than P&O or Sea France, nice boat and nice ports.
#14
demusss
You could ask Jeremy Clarkson to lend you his Nissank :w00t:


Surely you mean the Toyboata?
#15
Go by P&O, more reliable!
#16
MattWPBS
I've used Speedferries about 8 or 9 times in the last few years - the only problem I've ever had was coming back from France on Monday as Boulogne was blockaded. Booked on with Norfolklines over the phone (SF gave me the number), got the refund already from Speedferries.

Got nothing but praise for these guys, much nicer to deal with than P&O or Sea France, nice boat and nice ports.


I too was booked for Monday. I can't see how I can praise them, as I said, 6 trips, 2 fails. They knew abou the port protest as early as 8am French time and sent a SMS at 1pm French time. Great...So it also cost me money to call the 0870 number to get the refund. The first time they let me down I arrived at Dover at 6am to be told "the boat hasn't returned, not sure where it is". I have run out of patience with them. Sea France has been perfect both times, very relaxing, 30% full on the crossing I took and generally cheaper items on board, not forgetting the amazingly unfun speedferries loading and unloading.

I used to be a fan but no longer.
#17
pghstochaj
I too was booked for Monday. I can't see how I can praise them, as I said, 6 trips, 2 fails. They knew abou the port protest as early as 8am French time and sent a SMS at 1pm French time. Great...So it also cost me money to call the 0870 number to get the refund. The first time they let me down I arrived at Dover at 6am to be told "the boat hasn't returned, not sure where it is". I have run out of patience with them. Sea France has been perfect both times, very relaxing, 30% full on the crossing I took and generally cheaper items on board, not forgetting the amazingly unfun speedferries loading and unloading.

I used to be a fan but no longer.


I used to use ferries but now only use the tunnel. I know it's usually more expensive, but I'd rather have the guarantee that it isn't dependent on the weather and that they usually let you on the next train to depart regardless of which one you booked. Every time I've used it, it's run like clockwork. Ferries were a gamble too often and too many hours spent waiting (and occasionally in refund queues) were wasted. Not worth the stress on a holiday.
#18
I would have gone on the tunnel on Monday when Speedferries last let me down to get back to the UK (would question going back up if already in Dover) but they wanted £148 vs. £48 for Sea France. I couldn't justify £100 difference in cost for a "on the day" price.
#19
Can you book two one day "round trips" - one starting in England, and one starting in France 2 weeks later? :D or are they wise to this?
banned#20
Do what some of the asylum seekers have done.......... inflate 2 person dinghy to approx 300 psi, cram in 10 adults and row like bl**dy hell. Avoid all large boats weighing a thousand tonnes and within 15 hours you should be across the channel. :)
#21
Speedferries is a great company. Travelled with them on over a dozen occasions, and only been delayed twice - about an hour each time - and they always did their best to make up for it, despite it not being their fault.
The old Hoverport terminal is much better than queueing up at Eastern Docks and Boulogne is free of trucks altogether.
Plus their cheap rates are available all day long and at weekends too. Not just at 2 o'clock in the morning (Norfolkline im talking to you!!)
One thing i think many have forgotten, if it weren`t for Mr. Curtis and his Speedferries company, P&O, Norfolk and SeaFrance would still be charging TWICE AS MUCH as they do now. Mr. Curtis is the Freddie Laker of the Channel.
#22
dee69;2396415
swim:thumbsup:

:w00t:
or lilo if you prefer comfort !:whistling:
#23
dontdothatagain
Go by P&O, more reliable!


And also £20. Use code RM0104:)
#24
dee69
swim:thumbsup:


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
#25
Shengis
And also £20. Use code RM0104:)


I've tried this and just get an error message.

Anybody had any luck?

Is it for certain dates only?
#26
rhaleuk
Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest way to get to France for about about 5 days in August?


Norfolkline Dover/ Dunkirk unsure if it's changed but had to be booked on-line or telephone.
fares start from £19 each way.
#27
adambaz
I've tried this and just get an error message.

Anybody had any luck?

Is it for certain dates only?


Direct link : http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/pages/template/offers_ferry_offers_last-minute_special_offers.htm

Try that....

Note :

Take a day trip with your car from Dover to Calais for just £10 each way including passengers.

This offer can only be booked online and is not available through our Call Centres and no amendments or cancellations are permitted. This offer is available for booking up to a maximum of 8 weeks prior to departure. Please click on the unique link below to book this fantastic deal.

So if you manage to get it semi booked on a certain date, toddle over to quidco and click through from there (using the code manually on the posl site) for an extra 40p off. That's what I do ;-)
#28
MrShed
Can you book two one day "round trips" - one starting in England, and one starting in France 2 weeks later? :D or are they wise to this?

can anyone advise on this? im in europe for several weeks, and its over 100 quid return with the basic ticket but 2 return journeys are about 60-70 quid :roll:
#29
spaceinvader
can anyone advise on this? im in europe for several weeks, and its over 100 quid return with the basic ticket but 2 return journeys are about 60-70 quid :roll:


Not sure exactly what it means but most of the carriers state that unused portions of a ticket will be charged in full. Now whether that means full as in the quoted price (ie £20) or full book price (possibly £90) is anybody's guess....... Obviously if you can get away with it then paying £40 is better than £100 odd. I dare say the operators have that angle well and truly covered though as it's not exactly an original thought :lol:
#30
demusss;2396697
You could ask Jeremy Clarkson to lend you his Nissank :w00t:


or hamsters porous barge
#31
Speedferries prices are excellent, and they are ok when there are no problems with thier single ship/ferry, but be prepared to be left stranded with no help whatsoever, if there is problem with their ship. I purchased one of their supervoucher deals last year for £150 for 6 trips, and used them 3 times with no problems. On the fourth occasion arrived at Boulogne to be told that their ship had been involved in an accident two days before and had not cleared some safety licence to sail. Their website had no information about this on the day, no one called, or sent a text, or email to inform us of this situation.The staff at the port were totally unhelpful and just wanted you to drive away, and offered a refund of £25. I was travelling with my family with two young children and the whole episode was very stressful and I would not recommend them to anyone. It cost me £130 to come back with PO from Calais. Personally I wont use them again if I am travelling with young children.
#32
pghstochaj
The problem with using them for a day is that if you miss your departure or they don't complete sailing (technical problems with their boat or protests in Boulogne (etc.)) then you're first to the mercy of the other major carriers. In the 6 trips with speedferries that I have completed, only 4 have actually been made. Just a note of caution. One time it cost me the refund + £70 to go on Sea France, the second it cost just £15 extra with Sea France (low demand), after the refund.


REFUND ? dear dear, no refund ! pay other operator & claim full amount other carrier back from head office, you paid a service it didnt happen & you had no choice but to pay another for service & your carrier must cover any out of pocket expenses ie...a a competitors rate that provided you the service they failed to
#33
rhaleuk
Anyone have any suggestions for the cheapest way to get to France for about about 5 days in August?


Try Norfolkline - Dover Dunkirk.

Its a good service and you can even use wifi as you cross.

Hot drinks are a good price - and you get your second one half price with the receipt from your first.

Night crossings are about 20 - 25 quid on the net.

However - if you call up and offer the discount code "CSMA1007" as you are a member of the civil service (who issue the number) then it can drop the price to 30ish quid return for the cheap night crossings - avoid the weekend though.

Earlier in the year I got a return crossing for 18 quid using this.
#34
ibiza
Try Norfolkline - Dover Dunkirk.

Its a good service and you can even use wifi as you cross.

Hot drinks are a good price - and you get your second one half price with the receipt from your first.

Night crossings are about 20 - 25 quid on the net.

However - if you call up and offer the discount code "CSMA1007" as you are a member of the civil service (who issue the number) then it can drop the price to 30ish quid return for the cheap night crossings - avoid the weekend though.

Earlier in the year I got a return crossing for 18 quid using this.

I can second Try Norfolkline - Dover Dunkirk.Nice ferry and cheap when we booked.

however, it seems to have either dropped the cheaper prices or I'm unable to find them!

The prices for food/drinks on board are quite reasonable as well (keeping in mind you're a captive customer!)
#35
seaniboy
REFUND ? dear dear, no refund ! pay other operator & claim full amount other carrier back from head office, you paid a service it didnt happen & you had no choice but to pay another for service & your carrier must cover any out of pocket expenses ie...a a competitors rate that provided you the service they failed to



Where in law does it say you are allowed that from a ferry service for a protest causing a stoppage, or a technical difficulty which means you may have to wait, but less than 6 hours? T&Cs cover them and as far as I know, no law helps. I complained, I was told they have no legal obligation and won't help out.
#36
MattWPBS
Surely you mean the Toyboata?

The Toyboata flipped over. It was the Nissank that made it to France.
#37
i would go, just for the free car :)

Quote: France Return including Car :)
#38
I had a day crossing booked a while back to use up a flexi ticket before it expired and when we arrived at Dover the check-in girl said the weather was looking a bit dodgy to get back so we decided not to travel and she re-validated the ticket for another year. Very decent. We've used them many times with no problems and having been ripped off so many times by the other price-fixing cartel members operating across the Channel Speedferries should be supported not least for their brave stand. I guarantee you the only reason other operators are now offering bargain crossings is as a result of Speedferries denting their profits and a further attempt to try and put them out of business so they can then hoik the prices back up again.So maybe sometimes things go wrong, but you pays your money and you takes your choice.

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