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Driving from London to Poland Poznan

xin 2 | 1
15 Jun 2013 #1
Hi there. I am planning to go to Poznan from London by car in August because my wife and I have a lot of luggage. Can anyone tell me the best way to do it? Many thanks. Xin

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Polson 5 | 1,771
15 Jun 2013 #2
Hi Xin. You can use Eurotunnel, with your car, to France, short trip, then lots of highways through France and Germany to PoznaƄ, Poland. Quite easy I'd say.
Jardinero 1 | 407
15 Jun 2013 #3
I had always taken the Dover-Dunkerque ferry crossing (DFDS Seaways now), perhaps not the quickest, but probably still the cheapest, and very frequent. Then just follow your sat-nav through B/NL/D...
OP xin 2 | 1
15 Jun 2013 #4
Hi Jardinero, how long would that take? How long in advance should I book the ferry? Cheers
johnb121 4 | 184
15 Jun 2013 #5
If you want to, you COULD get a very early ferry and drive straight through, stopping only for food and fuel. It's about 1.200km.

If you'd like to stop for a night on the way, I'd recommend B&B hotels, but you can do it in one day if you both drive.
Jardinero 1 | 407
15 Jun 2013 #6
About 1,150km/10 hrs form Dunkirk to Poznan. We had always stayed in a local B&B midway in Germany (fairly inexpensive) and tried to do at least a couple of hours of sightseeing before continuing on the following day. If you are technically minded and not familiar with Germany, you will no doubt enjoy a closer encounter with the German approach to practical civil engineering solutions in general...

Might also be worth noting that if you are not familiar with the driving style in Poland you are forewarned that drivers there in general do not exhibit the same level of safety awareness as in the UK (speed limit and traffic signs/warnings are often ignored), so you might be in a bit of a shock at first if you have not experienced it ;-)

Good luck and enjoy the drive!
jon357 63 | 14,938
15 Jun 2013 #7
Jardinero's suggestion is good - the Dunkirk ferry is cheap and the road from Poznan is easy to follow. The Calais to Dover ferry is quicker but can be very busy sometimes.

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