Anyone done it? Got provisional price for Eurostar tickets for 2 adults and 1 child (with an infant on our lap) and have been given a price of £376!!!! maybe I am naive but didn't realise how expensive it is.
So, as we're booked into Disneyland (Newport Bay) on 3rd Nov, we're wondering whether just to take our own car and go on the ferry. Would this work out cheaper? i.e. ferry crossing costs + petrol + extra car insurance vs £376 eurostar tickets + petrol from Bromley to Ashford + £40 to park?
Has anyone driven from Calais? Is it a nightmare (Dh used to driving abroad so initself is not a prob)? How long did it take?
driving a doddle , you also get to take as much stuff asyou want and getto stock up on durty free. Dead easy drive and the duty free is worth it's weight in gold!!!! Wouldn't consider Eurostar!! We went with friends a couple f years ago, both left Northampton at the same time, we drove, they took Eurostar. We got there before them (by 15 mins!!! At Newport bay we were at the frontofthe check in queue, they were at the back of a very BIG queue that had just disembarcked from eurostar! And on the way back had loadsa wine and beer!
I used to do this quite often as we lived near Paris. It will take about three hours and the tolls are just less than 20 euros. We used to do a very crafty thing (blush) to save money on the eurotunnel by buying two day single tickets.
it is an easy drive but be careful not to speed as the gendarmes are very keen on UK reg cars!