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Getting To and Around France
Guides and deals for travel to France by ferry, flight, car and train
Travelling to France for your holiday really is as simple as it seems. France is just 21 miles away across the channel, allowing you to make the hop by ferry, train, tunnel or plane. And the transport system within France is superb with a great choice of autoroutes, TGV high speed train lines and regional airlines to speed you towards your holiday destination.
Getting to France by Ferry
There are a wide range of ferry routes available to get you and your car to France from ports situated along the south coast of England, including Dover, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Services range from fast ferries to longer routes on very comfortable vessels where your holiday can start the moment you step aboard.
Find out more about taking the ferry to France
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Getting to France by Train
For a more relaxed and environmentally friendly start to your French holiday, take the train to France. The French rail network is fast and efficient, with direct Eurostar trains from London connecting with the TGV network. You can even take a high speed train to the south of France or the Alps for your skiing holiday.
Find out more about taking the train to France.
Driving to France
One of the greatest attractions of France for many holidaymakers is the fact that it’s so accessible by car. There are numerous ferry routes and crossings from ports across the south of England to North West and North East France which can cut hours off driving times - plus of course the Eurotunnel service. And once in France, you’ll find the national network of autoroutes a pleasure to use.
Find out more about driving to France.
Flying to France
With the boom in cheap flights to France, flying to your French holiday has never been easier or more affordable. There are international airports situated in almost all the major cities and numerous regional airports across France which can be reached from our own regional airports in the UK through operators like Jet2, FlyBE and Air France.
Find out more about flying to France.
Hiring a Car in France
If you are arriving in France by air, you'll need a rental car. French Connections recommends Car Trawler to get the best rates available.