Just to let you know I did as Shmunty said. We decided to come home a day early. Bc of the rain we decided not to stop overnight and drove home in one dat. It was a spur of the moment decision and I changed our non-flexible ticket (no charge) from my phone en route. Felt like I was living in the future.
We actually ended up missing the departure as we arrived 5 minutes after check in cut off so went on the next one, no problem.
Loved the tunnel vs ferry and this was just another reason why.
- buy a non flexible return ticket for the days that you are planning to go. If you decide you want to return on a different date, log in during your holiday but before your scheduled return date and it will give you the prices (often £0) for moving your time/date. I have done this several times, the eurotunnel website works really well. - buy a flexbile ticket: this is much more expensive but does give you total flexibility.
We are going camping next week and I have yet to buy our tickets but they haven't changed in price any since I started looking 2 months ago - about £75 OW.
This will be after the end of school holidays so no longer high season. I wanted to be flexible about our return so I was thinking of just get a single out there and another for the return once in france and we've assessed the weather and how long we can actually last camping (have only ever done weekends). Basically, we will come back after 6 nights but if we are having a blast could stay for 9. Will we get caught out though buying tickets literally at the last minute? (or how about 2 days in advance?)
Your experience is appreciated. I've never taken Le Shuttle before so not sure if prices fluctuate wildly.