London to Calais fares?

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  1. sonic2009

    sonic2009 Established Member

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    I didn't think these existed. Only back before i was born when SeaLink existed?

    Would someone elaborate? / Explain?
     
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  3. First class

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    London to Calais via P+O Anytime Day Return priced by SouthEastern.


    SDR - ANYTIME DAY R SET
    00850 - STENA P&O
    Non-standard discounts apply
    1 Adult @£ 33.90 = £ 33.90
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    £ 33.90

    Standard Class Return
     
  4. N Levers

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    is there a priv option?
     
  5. sonic2009

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    That's cheap :)
     
  6. island

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    Avantix says no.
     
  7. bignosemac

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    £22.35 SDR with a Railcard. ;)
     
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    Has anyone succesfully bought one in recent years?
    If so, where from?
     
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    What's the routing? And can it be done in a day?
     
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    Liverpool Central did sell one about a month ago. Couldn't get any reservations for it though and JourneyPlanner doesn't recognise that Calais is a valid destination, (but STAR does). If Liverpool Central has sold at least one then I imagine other stations will have had more.

    It will be London-Dover-Calais... doable in a day...

    I suspect any TVM in London will be able to sell to Calais.

     

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    take a look how cheap it is to travel dover calais as a foot passenger, not sure off the top of my head, but only paid £19 each way for my car with 4 occupants recently!
     
  12. pendolino

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    You can get TOCNE Priv on P&O if that's any help; the ATOC website states:

    Quite what that means in practice is anyone's guess, being (like much of the info on Priv tickets) somewhat vague. I'd quite like to know, I quite fancy un journée en France.
     
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    Foot passenger day return is from around £10.00 each way. Though in August I got a £6 day return fare from a code tweeted by P&O via Twitter.

    I got the HS1 from Stratford International at 1019 arriving at 1120 and was booked on the 1240 ferry. I took advantage of the SE 20% discount and the return was around £18.50 Shuttle bus to port costs £2 each way and runs sporadically throughout the day. There is a timetable up but at 1140 with no bus was just about to jump in a taxi when the bus arrived. Check in was swift and boarding commenced at 1210.

    I travelled on the newly launched Spirit of Britain of which I was disappointed with. It does have free wifi and UK plugs dotted around the ship which was about the only plus point.

    Arrived in Calais at 1540 (local time BST+1hr) got the bus to town centre for EUR 2 and mooched around. Had a nice salad and glass of wine and found a small supermarket just of Place D'Armes. I walked back to the port and checked in at 1710 for the 1805 departure, arrived back in Dover at 1835 and back at Dover Priory with about 10 mins to spare for the 1944 departure. Back at Stratford International in under an hour.

    As I had a great value ferry fare I upgrded to the Club Lounge for £12. Free champagne, complimentary soft drinks/nibbles/tea and coffee as well as snacks appropriate to the time of day for purchase and a personal shopping service. A great day out with a couple of bottles of nice fizz purchased.

    If you are not fussed about getting off in Calais then you can do a non landing trip on the ferry and you will return to Dover approx 4 hours after you depart.
     
  14. Gus

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    Can this ticket be bought online anywhere?
    I have tried the usual sources, Trainline, Nationalrail etc without success.
    TIA
     
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    Thanks for your post; is £10.00 the Priv fare then?
     
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    No this is standard return foot passenger price if you just book the ferry crossing alone from P&O website. You need to add a train fare onto this price to get to Dover.

    As a side note Avoid SeaFrance like the Plague, they are on the verge of bankruptcy, unless you are booking only a couple of days in advance!
     
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    The pricing from East Croydon is absurd compared to London Terminals.
     
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    I can get to Dover for free, I was hoping someone would know what the Priv fare on just the ferry might be. I might ring P&O.
     
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    oh ok, i cant see it being much of a saving on the online prices at the moment though (unless they do a Priv discount for free), Average price is £5 single, play around with booking system, some are as cheap as £4 each way, the most expensive i can see are £6.50 single.
    I've seen a cashback site offering 10% cash back on P&O crossings as well, and there is often newspaper discount codes floating about at this time of year as well, to fill up ships at quiet time of the year
     
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    I believe the priv. detail you seek is specified in the restrictions document.

    £4 port tax from Dover to Calais I believe.

    Long time since I travelled by ferry to Calais. Last time I got a kettle from Calais to Paris.
     
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    Seems to be a secret
     
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    Yorks, That's what I was thinking:lol:

    Some Ferry companies do not want foot pax.

    Many moons ago I got the Waterloo to Weymouth Quay boat train then the ferry to Jersey, if I remember correctly the Priv fare was 25p, this I think was port duty.
     
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    the company that sails from Ramsgate does not accept Foot Pax, I cant remember who they are at the minute though
     
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    Transeuropa Ferries.
     
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    Not surprising really - you terminals, buses and bridges to accept foot passengers, and if you don't get enough to make the cost of those worthwhile, why bother (particularly if the bulk of your business is freight, anyway).

    Some of the ones that don't take foot passengers do take bikes, though. Although not the Ramsgate ones.
     
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    Very tempted to do this in a couple of weeks, I have a couple of questions though.

    Can I just turn up on the day at Victoria/ Charing Cross and buy the ticket (presumably not from the tvm) and secondly is it valid on HS1?
     
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    Got a Calais ticket from the ticket office at Charing Cross without any hassle a few years ago. Wouldn't recommend Victoria due to the queues. Should be able to buy it at any ticket office though. The routeing says 'STENA P&O' so should be valid on HS1.
     
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    I have it in writing from SWT that they do not sell this ticket.
     
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    although stena pulled out of the Stena P&O partnership in 2003, now its just P&O, so would a stena-P&O ticket be accepted by P&O solely?
     
  30. Mike395

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    It looks as though its just the routing that still references Stena - the restriction text acknowledges that it's now just P&O (incidentally, it also refers to 16-25 railcards, so it has definitely been updated in the last couple of years, so is definitely not just a ticket that's been left in the system by mistake)

    (Just as an aside, has anyone else got a P&O advert at the top of this page - Google's ad system knows all :lol: )
     
  31. richw

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    No i have a brittany ferries ad. Ironicaly i booked 2 crossings with Brittany Ferries yesterday for next year!
     
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