The Booze Cruise Calculator

Alcohol prices in England are some of the most expensive in Europe. Is it cheaper to take a trip and buy in France? Enter your starting point to find out.

How much booze do you need?






  • Hatchback
  • Saloon/Estate
  • Van

Total trip cost


Saving vs. UK prices


Cost breakdown

  • Fuel cost £0.00
  • Ferry crossing cost £0.00
  • Insurance cost £0.00
  • Booze cost £0.00


  • Alcohol limits are estimated by converting the standard EU measurements (750ml for bottles of wine and 440ml for cans of beer) against the maximum amount allowed through customs according to
  • Miles to Calais calculated from Google Maps.
  • Fuel costs are averaged between engine size according to advisory fuel rates and collated against pence per mile vs. miles to Calais (round-trip).
  • Average price of alcohol in the UK and EU is based on online retail prices.
  • Average price of cost of temporary car/van insurance is from Tempcover’s internal data.
  • Ferry costs are averaged and do not conform to type of vehicle or date.
  • Amount of space required is established by converting boot capacity (in litres) against the size of cans and bottles in cubic meters.