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To drive or fly?

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I'm wondering if it would be most cost effective to fly or drive to Condeon
8 years ago, May 8th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #110430  
Hi guys, I'm new to travelling but having had a friend just move out to France, I am waiting for my passport so I can go and visit him but am unsure whether to fly over which I think is cheaper or to drive. My dilemma is that he has moved to a place called Condeon towards the south west of France but his house is out in the sticks a bit. Nearly an hours walk to the nearest town etc so I will need a car. Don't really wanna hire one since I am a bit tight on money so wondered if anyone would have a rough idea of how much it would cost in a 1.6 petrol Zafira from Essex. According to Google maps, about 595 miles. I have no problem driving long distance and am happy to face the challenge of driving in europe but just wondered if it would make a HUGE difference in the cost between flying and driving after taking into consideration, the cost of the euro tunnel etc. Appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks Reply to this

8 years ago, May 9th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #110508  
Costs of fuel are currently about 1.4€ litre petrol, 1.15€ diesel at supermarkets ( 20 c more at motorways)

Much cheaper to drive, crossings start at £30 for unpopular times - check out LD Lines, also Norfolk lines look at eurotunnel, P&O, Seafrance but prices can be ten times that.

Don't buy a daytrip and throw away the return, they can charge the full single fare to your card.

Watch out for the toll motorways, avoid if possible as they are expensive (0.1€ per km), try routing on www.viamichelin.com as this gives a good costing tool.

I'd reckon on under €100 each way as a ball park figure.
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