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Travelling to France - not just driving.  24/11/2014

There is more than one transport option when it comes to getting over to France. So no matter what your travel preferences, you can find the best way to get abroad.

Ferry across the English Channel

In 2013 there were 20.5 million short sea passengers and of these 15.3 travelled on vessels between the UK and France. With 13 different routes across the channel it is possible to find the best way to get from your home, to a port close to your destination.

The ferry journey will vary in duration depending on the ports selected, but they can provide a great way to break up the time spent in a car. There are restaurants, shops, games areas and other facilities on board which can help the time to pass and on some routes it is also possible to book a cabin, so you can sleep on route.

Ferry travel is often the best solution for holiday makers, as it means you have your car to use for exploring your destination. It also means you aren’t limited by packing restrictions and for family or group travel it can be the most affordable option, as you pay per vehicle rather than per person.

As the most popular option for our holiday makers, Carisma provides more details on Ferry travel here

Catch the Train

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of Eurostar, the train service that regularly carries passengers between London and Paris. To mark this anniversary, Eurostar have announced the introduction of a new, year round, scheduled route. From May 2015, passengers will be able to travel from London, via Lyon, Avignon and Marseille to Provence. Any of these stops will be served by good rail links to other regions in France.

In addition Eurostar has unveiled the future of cross channel trains. The e320 will be in service from the end of 2015. These 200mph trains can carry more passengers in greater comfort and at faster speeds than the existing fleet. With stylish interiors, free WiFi access and a reduced journey time, travelling by train could become even more appealing.

Flying to France

Lower oil costs have led to Ryan Air stating that it will reduce ticket prices from the start of 2015. This is likely to impact on the charges made by other budget airlines, so if you are happy to take to the skies, flying could be a good option.
Many budget airlines offer regular flights between British and French airports at affordable prices. Once landed, public transport or taxis can help you to complete your journey. Depending on your journey time either side of the airport, this could be the quickest way to get to France.

No matter how you get to your Carisma campsite, we know the journey will be worth it once you have arrived!


Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited

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