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If you’re crossing the Channel at the shortest point, consider whether you want to take a cheaper ferry or a speedier Eurotunnel. The cost of a return ferry for a car with 4 people in tends to be around £50 – 80, depending on the time of day and number of people. The crossing from Dover to Calais will take about 2.5 hours including the time needed for check-in, sailing, and disembarking. A Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais will cost at least £100, and at peak times considerably more, but the total time needed is only just over an hour. Remember, clocks go forward 1 hour when you disembark. If you’re travelling late at night or at the crack of dawn, the time saved may well be a god send. Oh, and the Eurotunnel is obviously the best option if you get seasick!

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