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Taking A Transit Van To France - which Ferry Crossing


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Might also be worth considering Norfolkline Dover Dunkerque - 1 extra on the boat and an extra half hour on the road compared with Calais, but in the past have been very cheap and because it is more geared to freight, prices on the boat for food etc. are much better than P&O/Seafrance

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To be honest  "to the Dordogne" is wee bit vague to get any meaningful advice as to a route.  The Dordogne is very long and crossed by a least three main Autoroutes. I can get to the Dordogne in 45 minutes or to the west it takes another 3 hours.   You would only really gain in mileage by going to St Malo or Caen if you are in the west of the area near the A10.

If you go by  Sea France or P&O from Calais which is by far the cheapest route, you cannot book a crossing on line, although treated as a car and not freight, you have to book vans by phone.  Not sure about vans on Hovercraft, on Hoverspeed you could book online but then found the boat was too low for the van I was using, but no problem on the Ferries.  Its a case really of whether you want to save Km's, time or money, because no crossing outside of Dover is quick or cheap.

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Speedferries £88 return for hi-top van, 7metres long by 2.9metres high by 2 metres wide, check your dimensions but we took the extra LWB Hi top Merc in this category; with a load enough to make the steering light, cruising at about 70mph gave around 20mpg, mostly motorway via Rouen.

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Be carefull taking a heavily loaded van thro, Dover. Speed ferries insisted that we went on the weigh bridge as they thauight we were over weight- the limit is 3.5 tons total v. weight.

Also, there was a letter in this months caravan club mag from a member of the port of Dover police saying they were targetting over loaded vehicles leading to a fine and points on licence. 

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