Alternative Routes: Ostend to Dover Ferry

Ostend to Dover ferry

If you've been thinking of entering the UK using the Ostend to Dover ferry, have a look at Ferry Crossings (ferrycrossings-uk.co.uk). The route has been recently changed. Instead of arriving in Dover,  your final destination will be Ramsgate Port in Kent. Leave on TransEuropa Ferries at 20:30 and arrive in Ramsgate at 23:30 on October 21, 2011. The whole journey will last 4 hours.

You'll reach it just in time to flop into bed or check in at your preferred hotel. Spend a few days in Kent and neighbouring counties.

Please note that no foot passengers are allowed in this crossing. For more information, request a quote or book your passage by calling this number, 08718 900 900.

Alternatively, go to the TransEuropa Ferries website (transeuropaferries.com) for an idea of prices. You can make your bookings immediately on the site. From September to October, pay £61 per car with 4 passengers. During winter or from November to March, prices are lower. A standard vehicle is charged £52 while a motor home, £88.

Take advantage of the newly launched  'Blue Card Loyalty Program' for inexpensive tickets. Spend £295 for 6 journeys or 52 hour return crossings valid for one year.

If you have been visiting the Benelux area, check out A Ferry (aferry.com) for ships that will take you back to the UK. Catch the 21:30 schedule from Hook of Holland to Harwich reaching your destination at 06:30 the following day. A return ticket costs £252. You vessel is Stena Line.

On the same dates, sail on the P&O Ferries (poferries.co.uk) for £393 from Rotterdam Europoort to Hull. The inbound journey lasts 11 hours. Grab some sleep in preparation for your visit to the UK or party a bit with friends while sailing. Your fare is inclusive of a bunk stay in a standard berth cabin.

Consider substituting routes as the Ostend to Dover ferry itinerary is no longer valid at this time. Explore crossing  from Ostend, Rotterdam or from Hook of Holland. They are viable alternatives to get back home. For visitors and travellers close to the area, it's a convenient way of getting across the UK in their own vehicles.

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