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  Topic Started By:  woody    On:  Wed 20th July, 2005 at 08:25
woody
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#1  Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 08:25
Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france.

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody
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Kenzie
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#2  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 08:27

Originally posted by woody

Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france.

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody

Hitch? Join the Legion?
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woody
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#3  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 08:30

Originally posted by Kenzie

Originally posted by woody

Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france.

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody

Hitch? Join the Legion?

hmm well there would be 2 of us, with skis and dont think hitching would work, and the legion from memory doesnt generally goto the alps
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jacksalterego
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#4  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 08:58

Originally posted by woody

Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france.

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody

Last time we drove out was in March and i'd always prefer to drive it if possible.

Costs;

Ferry - we paid about £82 return (can get it considerably cheaper if you book it earlier)

Tolls - apporx €120 both ways (can be avoided obviously be avoided)

Petrol - its approx 800 miles from Birmingham to Chamonix (think Morzine is pretty much the same distance) and we used 5 tanks of petrol, so about £150. Obviously depends on car, efficiency etc!

All in all about £300 between two of us, or less if you can squeeze a couple extra in the car.

Makes such a difference when you get there and also means you can take loads of stuff and not worry about excess bagage!
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woody
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#5  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:04

Originally posted by jacksalterego

Originally posted by woody

Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france.

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody

Last time we drove out was in March and i'd always prefer to drive it if possible.

Costs;

Ferry - we paid about £82 return (can get it considerably cheaper if you book it earlier)

Tolls - apporx €120 both ways (can be avoided obviously be avoided)

Petrol - its approx 800 miles from Birmingham to Chamonix (think Morzine is pretty much the same distance) and we used 5 tanks of petrol, so about £150. Obviously depends on car, efficiency etc!

All in all about £300 between two of us, or less if you can squeeze a couple extra in the car.

Makes such a difference when you get there and also means you can take loads of stuff and not worry about excess bagage!

cheers jack, thats really useful, have just tried to look at ferry prices but theyre not on system yet.
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Kenzie
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#6  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:24

Originally posted by woody

Originally posted by Kenzie

Originally posted by woody

Dear Jo,

I want to go skiing at christmas but the flights are too expensive for my meager (spelling) budget and was thinking about driving out. can you please tell me how much this would cost? or any other cheap ways of getting to france[/b:538ee23f5c].

ps im going to a village near morzine

Thank you in advance

Woody

Hitch? Join the Legion?

hmm well there would be 2 of us, with skis and dont think hitching would work, [b:538ee23f5c]and the legion from memory doesnt generally goto the alps

They ski out of Montgenerve
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WTFH
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#7  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:33
Try coaching it.
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WTFH
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#8  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:41

Originally posted by woody

have just tried to look at ferry prices but theyre not on system yet.


What system?

P and O Ferries December pricing
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woody
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#9  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:44

Originally posted by WTFH

Originally posted by woody

have just tried to look at ferry prices but theyre not on system yet.


What system?

P and O Ferries December pricing

weird it wouldnt let me do that earlier on!
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WTFH
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#10  Re: Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 09:53

Originally posted by woody

Originally posted by WTFH

Originally posted by woody

have just tried to look at ferry prices but theyre not on system yet.


What system?

P and O Ferries December pricing

weird it wouldnt let me do that earlier on!

That's computers for you!
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WTFH
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#12  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 11:45
Yeah. I just put in P&O cause I knew their website.

Speedferries for roughly the same trip are coming in at £50
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woody
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#13  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 11:50

Originally posted by WTFH

Yeah. I just put in P&O cause I knew their website.

Speedferries for roughly the same trip are coming in at £50

yeah had a look, looks good as £50 for trip, now thats good, just need to work out fuel costs, reckon it would be maybe 7 tanks of fuel, or take the rents car (tdi) and would cost much less!

and tolls, still would work out cheaper than flying.
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WTFH
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#16  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 12:47
Ballpark figure for Brum-Morzine return in 1,500 miles.

For a PETROL car:
If you're getting 30mpg in the car, then that's 50galls, at 40mpg, you're looking at 37.5galls. (227 and 170 litres respectively)

According to the AA...
http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/

French prices are around €1.15 per litre which is roughly 79.5p.

So, that's £180 if you do 30mpg, or £135 if you do 40.

Peages (according to Autoroutes.fr)
work out at €118.40 for the return trip from Bologne, which is about £81.85

So, by car you're looking at somewhere between about £220 and £260 for the trip including tolls and petrol.
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helsbels
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Weston-super-Mare, (Winter 04/05- Lapland then Morzine - Esprit.)
#17  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 12:52

Originally posted by WTFH

Ballpark figure for Brum-Morzine return in 1,500 miles.

For a PETROL car:
If you're getting 30mpg in the car, then that's 50galls, at 40mpg, you're looking at 37.5galls. (227 and 170 litres respectively)

According to the AA...
http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/

French prices are around €1.15 per litre which is roughly 79.5p.

So, that's £180 if you do 30mpg, or £135 if you do 40.

Peages (according to Autoroutes.fr)
work out at €118.40 for the return trip from Bologne, which is about £81.85

So, by car you're looking at somewhere between about £220 and £260 for the trip including tolls and petrol.
oh foxy you're so clever. (was gonna say 'smartarse' but decided to be nice!)
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rodent
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From Vail back to London
#18  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 12:56

Originally posted by techmonkey

Stuff P&O, use SpeedFerries.com

The crossing takes 50minutes Dover-Boulogne because it's a cartamaran, and the price when I used them was a stonking £19 for me and the car over, then seperate booking of £35 for the car and three people on the return leg. Standard rate is £25, they just do promotions or whatever every now and then.

Tolls and petrol are the killer, I was on about £200 in gas alone in France each way, but as you know any money you spend on petrol and tolls can quickly be made back up doing airport runs on the sly.

Iz that that geezer who did the TV prog on setting up??? They are supposed to be v good and cheap......
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