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Old 14th July 2010, 01:45 PM
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thank you this has been really helpful. We have been looking at ferries and the cheapest is into Cherbourg france, buT I am a bit concerned about the drive down through France. Have you ever gone this route? If so would you recommend it or the more expensive route to Santander?
How much cheaper is it? How much will you spend on gas, tolls, hotels, and parking through France?

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Brittany Ferries have released their Winter schedule yesterday. We booked our ferry from Portsmouth to Santander with car for £242 for 2 people.

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Hi, we stayed at the NH Hesperia Getafe outside Madrid, just looked at the website still 49 euros b&b. Gated parking. Pleasant area 10 min walk to small town with restaurants etc. Easy to get to from motorway also.


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I'm driving a car over at the end of November - if the ferry company ever release the schedule! Plan is to drive over with one of my friends (also female). I'll be looking for a hotel near/around Madrid to split the journey up as she will not be insured to drive the car. Need somewhere with secure parking tat's not going to cost the earth.

Has anyone any recommendations?

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How much cheaper is it? How much will you spend on gas, tolls, hotels, and parking through France?
Yes I know, it is €215 Cork/Cherberg, including ensuite cabin we think we would need one nights accommodation near Nantes, approx €45-55 down to Santander, one more nights accommodation allowing the same as above arriving in Valencia on the third day. including petrol I am allowing €200 so all in approx €530, the closest I got from Cork/fishguard drive to plymouth/santander was €680 so I think in our case coming from Ireland it will work out slightly cheaper, and to be honest seeing parts of France would be a bonus. From mainland Britain however I would'nt dream of it as it is far cheaper to go to Santander from there

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Yes I know, it is €215 Cork/Cherberg, including ensuite cabin we think we would need one nights accommodation near Nantes, approx €45-55 down to Santander, one more nights accommodation allowing the same as above arriving in Valencia on the third day. including petrol I am allowing €200 so all in approx €530, the closest I got from Cork/fishguard drive to plymouth/santander was €680 so I think in our case coming from Ireland it will work out slightly cheaper, and to be honest seeing parts of France would be a bonus. From mainland Britain however I would'nt dream of it as it is far cheaper to go to Santander from there
If you are going for accommodation in Southern France before crossing the border - we use Premiere Classe at Bayonne (just 2 mins off the road) and from there it is just a long day's drive (11 hours) to Málaga. It is a better class of place than Formula 1. For our journeys north and south from mainland UK we use the tube then drive via Rouen, to Bayonne, then cross the border and take the E05 down and round Madrid to Córdoba then the A45 straight to Málaga. In fact, since we don't go to Málaga, we turn off at Bailén onto A44 for Jaén. Takes 2½ days including the driving through UK and the tube.

For our hotel bookings we use booking.com and often get cheaper deals than from the hotels' own websites

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thank you this has been really helpful. We have been looking at ferries and the cheapest is into Cherbourg france, buT I am a bit concerned about the drive down through France. Have you ever gone this route? If so would you recommend it or the more expensive route to Santander?
IMHO by far the best route is the overnight ferry Portsmouth to St Malo.
incl. a good nights rest in a cabin,
It knocks quite a lot of the journey through France , including avoiding the worst areas.
From St.Malo to the French border is a breeze after that, generally very quiet and easy, but worth an overnight stop as suggested just before the border at the Premiere or Etap, Bayonne, not expensive and right beside the main route.

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If you are going for accommodation in Southern France before crossing the border - we use Premiere Classe at Bayonne (just 2 mins off the road) and from there it is just a long day's drive (11 hours) to Málaga. It is a better class of place than Formula 1. For our journeys north and south from mainland UK we use the tube then drive via Rouen, to Bayonne, then cross the border and take the E05 down and round Madrid to Córdoba then the A45 straight to Málaga. In fact, since we don't go to Málaga, we turn off at Bailén onto A44 for Jaén. Takes 2½ days including the driving through UK and the tube.

For our hotel bookings we use booking.com and often get cheaper deals than from the hotels' own websites
I used booking dot com when we went to London and we got a "flat" 5 mins walking from Hyde park, for three people, for about 85 pounds a night which i thought was very good. We're also using them for our coming trip to Valencia - will tell you how it works out!

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I used booking dot com when we went to London and we got a "flat" 5 mins walking from Hyde park, for three people, for about 85 pounds a night which i thought was very good. We're also using them for our coming trip to Valencia - will tell you how it works out!
Thanks everyone for all your advise and I will take it on board, the St Malo route sounds good, but I am not sure if there is a route from Ireland over, but I will look into it. thanks for the hotel suggestions too as that is what we are looking for, something convenient to the road so we won't get lost Will let you all know how we get on
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The Santander ferry was quite cheap when we used it earlier in the year. The tolls were just about €26. The Santander route is 749 kms, whereas the St malo is 1379 kms, €53 tolls

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Thanks everyone for all your advise and I will take it on board, the St Malo route sounds good, but I am not sure if there is a route from Ireland over, but I will look into it. thanks for the hotel suggestions too as that is what we are looking for, something convenient to the road so we won't get lost Will let you all know how we get on
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Brittany ferries also have a Cork to Roscoff,(in Brittany), route which may well be worth a look and give you a fairly easy run down the West side of France to the border.

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