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Old 03-29-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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any suggestions or do's and dont's on the crossing with two people and motorcycle?
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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Do try and book ahead as the tickets are generally a fair bit cheaper. The crossing is so short that it will be over before you have a chance to find any 'dont's'. Avoid coach parties especially if you need the toilet.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:49 PM   #3
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Herman is right.

Also, it is better to arrive too early than too late. Especially on the French side there can be long queues when the French officials are are on strike again...
If you're early it also pays to check if you can get on an earlier train. Depending on how full the trains are there's quite often no surcharge.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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Stay off the central metal plates on the carriages.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:25 AM   #5
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Book in advance, when you check in it will offer you an earlier train if its available, if you're late it will put you on a later train.
Take a bottle of drink and a snack to eat on the train, nothing else to do for 35 min.
When unloading leave plenty of room between you and the cars in front so you can see, and avoid, anything on the floor or worn covering on the floor.

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Old 03-31-2015, 07:44 AM   #6
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two people with motorcycle, how much?
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:44 AM   #7
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two people with motorcycle, how much?
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I once got up to 40mph riding through the empty train. I was in the last carriage and had to get to the front to exit the train, after all the cars had gone.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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If you just turn up, or book only a couple of days in advance, it's 80/90 each way. A week or so in advance its roughly half. Slight variations for low and peak times.
Bank holidays are frequently booked solid.

They are better at shuffling you onto an earlier/later shuttle. Hopefully one or other customs aren't playing wankers when you go.

A not inconsiderable plus is the good infrastructure into and out of the terminals and straight onto the highway system. Saves a decent amount of time, miles and frustration.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:56 AM   #9
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:56 AM   #10
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Ceiling is low so your pillion will bang their helmet. Just be careful and mount slowly to minimise impact, surprise & chances of damage to the helmet.


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Old 04-11-2015, 01:00 AM   #11
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Book in advance a cheaper fixed time ticket for outbound & a more pricey flexible for the return just in case of weather or bike issues. Takes the pressure off so the good holiday vibe keeps up until you get home.


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Old 04-19-2015, 01:11 AM   #12
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No one else mentioned it. Bikes get loaded last. On loading, the marshals usually wave you down to the front of the line to wait until all the cars have gone on.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:59 PM   #13
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If you're not in a particular hurry..... get the ferry and relax with a bite to eat.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:01 AM   #14
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