Calafat /Vidin Ferry Route

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Calafat /Vidin Ferry Route

Postby Godey » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:25 pm

Hi everyone, Im driving to Vidin in March via Romania can someone tell me the cost of the ferry crossing as Im trying to work out my travelling expenses and how much of each currency to take ? any help/advice would be appreciated.Thanks.

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Postby LUCI » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:38 pm

I think about 26 euros covers everything for a car and two people

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Postby Godey » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:51 pm

Thanks for that Luci a lot cheaper than I expected and they take Euros as well? .

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Postby LUCI » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:53 pm

yes euros or lei but they seemed to prefer euros as they had my ticket made out in euros and then had to re calculate when I produced the Romanian lei

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Postby Godey » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:58 pm

Thanks Luci I will take a bit of everything for eating money might end up in a motel or two ,looking forward to the challenge .

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Postby 7RED » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:20 pm

Hi,

At the moment the Lei is on a serious roller coaster with the euro, for example, a few months ago the Euro would have bought you 340 Lei, today, it was selling at 380.

To bring that into perspective that is close to an 8 GBP difference.

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sorry,

1,000 e used to = 340lei

ie 1e = 3.4

not used to working in single digits :lol:

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Postby Jonnie » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:03 pm

We paid 26 Euro for the Calafat-Vidin car ferry (more like a large motorised raft really) + I think around 4 Euro to some official guy on the gate, before you pay for the ferry itself (tax?). It took about 15-20mins to get over to Vidin - about 5 cars and 4 artics on our ferry (late afternnon last September). I would say mile for mile it isn't that cheap - I am sure I heard that per mile the Pertsmouth to Isle of Wight car ferry was one of the most expensive in the world :!:

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Postby hopkin » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:26 pm

I beg to differ on the Pertsmouth (Portsmouth?) I O W ferry

I reckon the SOUTHAMPTON Isle of Wight ferry holds the record, Been there (and back) got the T shirt had the debt councelling.

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Postby BigD » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:48 am

Agree with the previous posts re costs. I did the trip in early November, also late in the evening but the ferry was full and it was a work of art how they got all the vehicles loaded!
Of more importance is the condition of the road to Calafat from the North. It could charitable be described as 'bl***y awful'! Allow plenty of time from the Hungarian/Romanian border to the ferry. It took most of a day.
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Postby Godey » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:55 pm

dont really have a lot of choice with the route as Im taking a load of tools and bits for the house and Im a bit concerned about the customs position entering Serbia.with a large motor full of gear.[/quote]


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