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To drive or fly?

I'm wondering if it would be most cost effective to fly or drive to Condeon
10 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

10 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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