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Travel to Provence from the UK and Ireland
Travel to Provence from the UK and Ireland
With the wide choice of options for travelling to France from the UK and Ireland, particularly the convenience and value of low cost flights, we have found that our clients prefer to make their own arrangements for travel to Provence. So to enable you to take advantage of the best value and most convenient travel options from your area, we have not included travel to Provence in the cost of your holiday.

A summary of the various options for travel to Provence is below including contact details for direct
booking and we will be delighted to give you all the advice you need in helping you with your travel arrangements.

Whatever your choice of travel, we ask you to advise us at the time of booking in order that we may provide you with either directions for driving to your first night hotel or, if you are are not driving, make appropriate transfer arrangements from your arrival point in Provence.
Self Drive

Provence is approximately a 10-12 hour drive from the Channel ports. To the right are details of the main cross channel routes and their operators with contact details for bookings. Just click on the name of the operator for more information on routes and fares. 

For driving routes through France we can suggest a few websites which you may find useful. Real Provence can also book your en route hotels for you as part of your holiday arrangements.

Via Michelin
The AA
Google Maps

Folkestone-Calais Eurotunnel
Dover-Calais DFDS Seaways, P&O,
Dover-Dunkirk DFDS Seaways
Newhaven-Dieppe DFDS Seaways, Transmanche Ferries
Portsmouth-Caen Brittany Ferries
Portsmouth-Cherbourg Brittany Ferries
Portsmouth-Le HarveDFDS Seaways
Portsmouth-St. Malo Brittany Ferries
Portsmouth-Roscoff Brittany Ferries
Poole- Cherbourg Brittany Ferries
Plymouth-Roscoff Brittany Ferries
Portsmouth-Le Havre LD Lines
Cork-Roscoff Brittany Ferries
Rosslare-Roscoff Irish Ferries
Rosslare-Cherbourg Celtic Link Ferries
Irish Ferries
Motorail

French Autotrain operates to several destinations in southern France from Paris. Simply drop your car off at the Autotrain terminal in Paris and collect it at your destination avoiding the a long drive through France at the beginning or end of your holiday.

An interesting option is to travel one way by motorail enabling you to take a leisurely drive through France with an overnight stop at either the beginning or end of your holiday. For full details of timetables and to book direct contact click on the link to Rail Europe.
Train Travel
Rail travel to southern France is an increasingly popular option with frequent departures from London and a simple cross-platform change at Lille for onward TGV to Marseille, Avignon or Aix en Provence. Journey times are approximately 7 hours 30 mins hours to Avignon, 8 hours to Aix en Provence.

During the summer months (June to September) there is a direct rail service from London Waterloo to Avignon with a journey time of approximately 6 hours 15 mins. Tickets can be booked through Real Provence as part of your holiday arrangements.
Flight Options
Take advantage of the low cost flight options from many regional airports. The most convenient airports for a Real Provence holiday are Marseille or Nimes which are within 1 to 1hour 30 minutes drive of the areas in which we specialise. However other airports can be equally convenient where it means you are able to take advantage of a low cost direct flight from your local airport and just have a longer driving time to your holiday area on arrival in France. We think that this convenience combined with the ease of French motorway driving makes this is a very viable flight option. So in addition to Marseille and Nimes, we list below the other airports you could consider and the estimated drive time from these airports to our area of Provence together with the airlines which currently fly there from UK regional airports.

New routes are being introduced all the time so it is always worth checking with your local airport to see what
flight options may be available. Just click on the links below for details of timetables, availability and fares.

 If your regional airport does not offer direct flights to one of the destinations below, your best option might be to fly from your local airport to Paris with onward rail connection by TGV direct from the airport - a fast and frequent service to Avignon and Aix en Provence. 

Please note the information we give below is up to date to the best of our knowledge. New routes are being introduced all the time and additional routes are often operated during the summer months so we always recommend checking with your local airport to see what flight options may be available.
Avignon Marseille Nimes Montpellier
Bristol easyJet
Dublin Aer Lingus
Edinburgh Ryanair, easyJet
London Gatwick easyJet London Heathrow British Airways
London Stansted Ryanair
Manchester easyJet
Liverpool Ryanair
Luton Ryanair
Birmingham Ryanair
London Gatwick easyJet
Leeds Ryanair
Luton easyJet
Toulon Lyon Nice Geneva
Leeds Bradford Ryanair Bristol easyJet
Dublin Aer Lingus
London Heathrow British Airways
London Gatwick easyJet
Luton easyJet
Southend easyJet
Belfast easyJet
Bristol easyJet
Cork Aer Lingus
Dublin Aer Lingus, Ryanair
Exeter Flybe
Leeds-Bradford Jet2
Liverpool easyJet
London Gatwick easyJet, British Airways
London Heathrow British Airways
London Stansted easyJet Luton easyJet
Manchester Jet2
Newcastle easyJet
Aberdeen easyJet
Belfast easyJet
Birmingham easyJet
Bournemouth easyJet
Bristol easyJet
Dublin Aer Lingus
Edinburgh easyJet
Exeter Flybe
Glasgow easyJet
Leeds-Bradford easyJet
Liverpool easyJet
Luton easyJet
London Heathrow British Airways
London Gatwick easyJet
London Stanstead easyJet
Manchester easyJet
Newcastle easyJet
Southampton Flybe
Southend easyJet
Car Hire
If you are arriving in the area by rail or air you can collect a hire car directly from your arrival railway station or airport.
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Updated: 10 November, 2015