Hull Rotterdam ferry pricing

Hull Rotterdam ferry pricing

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julianm

Original Poster:

1,105 posts

165 months

Sunday 27th July 2014
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£543 return for a standard car & 2 passengers? Is anyone actually paying that?
Any tips welcome otherwise I`ll drive down to Dover from Yorkshire & back up from Calais....

troc

2,646 posts

139 months

Monday 28th July 2014
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Yep, that's always been an expensive ferry.

You could also try Harwich to the Hoek (between Rotterdam and the Hague) http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland

Failing that, Dover -> France is your best bet. The tunnel is the most convenient but usually the most expensive, Dunkerque is a slightly longer boat trip but shorter drive in Europe. Boulogne can be cheap but it's an extra 30 minutes drive wrt Calais. The tunnel has the advantage of spitting you our directly on the motorway and they go frequently so if you are early or miss your train, you don't have to wait long for an alternative.

Not that I've been travelling from NL <-> UK much or anything smile (3-4 times a year for 30 years I guess, or more. Gods it's a DULL drive)

julianm

Original Poster:

1,105 posts

165 months

Monday 28th July 2014
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Hello & thanks a lot for the options. It`s just for a tourist trip so I suspect a flight from leeds for us at £250 return will be a better option & car hire (or bike!) if we need it. Otherwise I`ll see if I can drive into a TVM artic when he`s on the way home.

Matthijs

3 posts

81 months

Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Why dont you take the ferry from Dover - Calais. From Calais its about a 4 hour drive to Holland which isnt that bad.
And the ferry is not expensive at all.

julianm

Original Poster:

1,105 posts

165 months

Wednesday 30th July 2014
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Hello - yes I think that`s another good option - last time we went over in June it was £28 a crossing!
Leaves plenty of funds for croissants & Oranjeboom!

Olivera

4,417 posts

203 months

Wednesday 30th July 2014
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£543 seems very expensive. I did this route just a few weeks ago, 1 car, 2 passengers and it was £400. Note we did hull-rotterdam on this occasion as newcastle-amsterdam was dearer still!

Regarding just driving from Yorkshire (or Scotland as I do) to Netherlands, you have to factor in each way: 1 additional tank of petrol (£80), 1 hotel night (£50) and dover-calais one way (£50). So only ~£90 cheaper each way.

DuraAce

3,613 posts

124 months

Wednesday 30th July 2014
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Play with your departure days/dates and you'll get it for much less than £500. I usually end up round the £350 price zone.

Foppo

2,344 posts

88 months

Saturday 2nd August 2014
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There should have been more competition regarding Ferries from Hull.Somebody could run a day ferry crossing about twelve hrs.Leave 7 am arrive about 7 pm in Rotterdam.

Hull Ferry has always been expensive in my opinion.

350 pounds is to dear it isn't a holiday crossing River Humber Northsea and arrive Europoort.I used to enjoy the early crossings from Hull on the Melrose and Bolton Abbey.Not many passengers and a nice service.They where part cargo passengers ships.Arrived in the centre of Rotterdam alongside the Parkkade.Nostalgia.>;)

Edited by Foppo on Saturday 2nd August 20:45

Foppo

2,344 posts

88 months

Thursday 26th February 2015
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I booked with A Ferry on line £100 return car included.This is same day return to Rotterdam to see my sister. Nice clean cabin and breakfast coffee served for two pounds.What I don't follow, one extra day would have been £250 which is to expensive in my opinion.The crossing was on the pride of Rotterdam.The problem is some of the passenger having far to much alcohol and keeping people awake with their shouting.You can't blame the ships crew for some peoples behaviour.Some security on board to tell people to be quiet after midnight wouldn't go amiss.I will be going across more often for this price in the late and early season.Ten minutes drive from my house and twenty minutes drive in Rotterdam is worth it to the ferry.


Avdb

149 posts

82 months

Sunday 22nd March 2015
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Thinking about Newcastle route this summer - a flight including car hire will be a lot cheaper though.