Travelling To France
Getting to France obviously depends where you are tavelling from. From the UK there are a number of options.
Many people travel to France via ferry from numerous ports in the UK such as Dover, Portsmouth and Newhaven. Ferry prices vary enormously so its wise to shop round and look for special offers. Also consider the distance you may have to drive when you get off the ferry. It may not be worthwhile saving £50 if you have an extra 200 miles to drive when you get off the ferry !
Some of the newer ferry companies are excellent value. At the other end of the scale you can pay up to £500 on certain routes especially to ports like St Malo and Roscoff in Britanny. Whilst this may save you a 280 mile drive it will also cost you £400+ more and may also be slower as you are on the ferry longer. Some ferry companies offer a choice of fast and slow crossings with the faster crossings being more expensive.
Eurostar trains run from London waterloo and Ashford in Kent to various places in France. These all go through the Channel Tunnel and run as far as the South Of France. There is even a 'Ski train' to popular ski resorts.
Eurotunnel's car carrying service runs via the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais/Coquelles. Taking as little as 35 minutes platform to platform, it is a fast and exciting way to France and beyond. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This can however be a pricey option.
Many budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryan Air fly to various towns and cities throughout France. Flights can be bought for ridiculously low prices and with a flying time of as little as an hour , this can be an inexpensive and quick way of travelling to France. Car hire is also relatively cheap in France making this option a viable alternative to taking your own car.here=