Sylvuis - have you had any rough costs for the train tickets? thinking of going via train also.I'm taking the Eurostar train from St Pancras International, London to Brussels, Belgium, then another train from there to Essen, Germany! I cannot book my train tickets until 3 months before travel, so the end of April for me!
OK guys, you've read the hype checked out the website and are really up for Celebration Europe 2
The trouble is some of you are probably turned off by hotel costs, airport costs, transfer fees, taxis, volcanic ash threats etc.
Check out the Jez solution;
I have just got a great deal on my brand new (ok 12 months old) work Camper Van (AKA The Falcon)!!
Cost of Campervan hire is £230 (Thursday pm until 0900am Monday morning) (plus optional £25 charge to reduce the insurance excess from £500 to £250.
Cost (today) for Eurotunnel crossing is £180-£200 return. (we could also go by ferry for less!)
Cost for fuel?? See below.
Benson (where i and the camper van live) to Folkstone is 260 miles (round trip)
Calais to Essen is 500 miles (round trip)
Add 40 miles for incidental journeys.
Total miles is apx 800.
If the Camper Van runs at 25 MPG the cost would be; 800/25 = 32 gallons / 1 x gallon = £6.30 32 x 6.30 = £201.60
If the Camper Van runs at 20 MPG the cost would be 800/20 = 40 gallons / 1 x gallon = £6.30 40 x 6.30 = £252.00
I don't believe that the camper van is that inefficient, so these costs are worst case.
There is also the additional bonus that fuel on the continent is cheaper than in the UK, CASHBACK.
So there we have it;
Camper Van £255
Euro Tunnel £200
Total cost = £705
Split between 4 of us that would cost just £176
Split between 5 of us that would cost just £141
Much cheaper than flights, hotels and transfers and a lot more fun!! :grin:
This obviously doesn't include the cost of; the 3 day pass £90, food and drink etc
and i have no idea where we will actually camp!
The plan would be to leave on Thursday night and drive back straight after the show in time to make the last crossing on Sunday night.
Grant (Maulster79) and Jason (Mr Palitoy) are already up for this, is anyone else?
This could be an epic adventure? Have you seen Paul? Have you seen Fanboys?
Who's with us??
Meet the Falcon
The Rebelscum guide is recommending a different train route:from what I've read so far that the air port has 3 terminals and once you get out of the airport take
the skytrain directly to the Dusseldorf Airport Station.
Then you can get a S-Bahn S1train directly to Essen Central Train Station and takes around 35 minutes
Düsseldorf Airport - DUS - Train
Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr - Startseite
I think there is a difference in cost... I recommend downloading the VRR app for train/metro travel routes seems to cover most of Germany!The Rebelscum guide is recommending a different train route:
From Düesseldorf International Airport you could take the Subway S11 (directed to Düesseldorf Main Station), switch trains at Derendorf into S6 which would bring you to Essen Main Station.
Is one route better than the other? One train sounds better to me. I'm not sure why they are recommending the two-train route...