Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Monday, July 03, 2006

Speed Ferries announce price increases from 4th July

Speedferries announced on their website last week that they're increasing their ferry prices on the Dover/Boulogne route due to increased diesel prices.

We've used them quite a few times this year and although it's a longish drive to our Brittany Holiday Gite, the motorways have far less congestion than in the UK and we've found it actually works out cheaper and quicker than taking a 'western channel' crossing into St Malo, Caen or Cherbourg.

A year or so ago the rumour was that SpeedFerries were going to buy a second boat for the Western Route and drive down prices as they have on the Dover route with the 'low cost airline' pricing model. Even so, their Dover/Boulogne prices currently start at £19, and after adding €20 for tolls and £40-50 for fuel, it's still worthwhile.

As they say, book now to avoid disappointment !

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