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Bloody Hell, is it always this expensive to travel to the IOW?!

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notnowbernard Sun 19-Jul-09 17:13:25

Want to go for a couple of nights in 2 weeks time

Online quote I have been given is £132!!! (For return ferry journey with 4 passengers and a car)

Is there a cheaper way?!

TIA

hercules1 Sun 19-Jul-09 17:14:40

THat does seem a bit expensive. Maybe as it's peak time?

notnowbernard Sun 19-Jul-09 17:15:33

It's mid-week and can be flexible about travelling times

I'm shock

MartinBlankWasMyFirstLove Sun 19-Jul-09 17:15:55

Unless you can borrow chitty chitty bang bang, there's not many other options. wink

mustrunmore Sun 19-Jul-09 17:16:50

Think it was £93 when went with my Dad last time, so 2 ad 2 kids 1 car.
Just looked for us in Aug funnily enough; 1 ad 2 kids foot passengers... £10.50 grin

notnowbernard Sun 19-Jul-09 17:18:24

I seriously wondered if I was looking in the wrong place... is there a cheaper ferry company or something?

What do the Islanders do?

MartinBlankWasMyFirstLove Sun 19-Jul-09 17:19:42

Who were you looking with? We go with Red Funnel when we go to Bestival...

notnowbernard Sun 19-Jul-09 17:26:10

Will have a look Martin, thanks

notnowbernard Sun 19-Jul-09 18:10:46

Have thoroughly looked, and think that for the length of time we're going (+ B+B costs) it's really not worth it

<begins work on Plan B>

Tommy Sun 19-Jul-09 18:14:59

I think it is the most expensive crossing of any bit of water anywhere - (I heard that somewhere grin)

are you going from Southampton? They seem to be advertising it a lot cheaper at the moment

floraflora Thu 30-Jul-09 17:34:23

Probably too late for you Notnowbernard, but we've just been over for a day trip and got a fare that was way cheaper than the inconsistent confusing fares I was quoted by the Wightlink website. The secret? Pick up the phone and speak to a REAL person - friendly and helpful. I like £35 return for 2 adults, 1 car and 1 small person, as opposed to the £70 the website said at first and the £149 it told me subsequently! Great day out, will be going back for a week next year.

BertieBotts Thu 30-Jul-09 17:46:04

It's very expensive in the summer, less so out of season. We went for new year and it was about £40 for the ferry for 2 people and a car I think.

But yes definitely don't do it online, do it by phone or buy on the day (disadvantage of this is you have no warning of the price)

BertieBotts Thu 30-Jul-09 17:48:17

Oh and as for what islanders do - they get a discount! wink

Ineedabreak Sat 01-Aug-09 18:51:12

We did it with tesco clubcard vouchers - did not cost us anything!

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