Wine Routes France - great travel values! Below are the links to getting the best travel deals to get to France - P & O, DFS and Brittany Ferries, Euro Shuttle, Brithish Airways, Sixt Rent a Car, and Rail Europe -

Don't miss any bargins go all the way to bottom of this section.



I have to say I love using P&O. For me Ferry Advantages- welcome rest - walking around - meal -  sleep after drive to Port -

 are great reasons to take these sailings.

Plus you get chance to buy duty free cigarettes and change money  -not available on channel tunnel. Dover -Calais - 1 hour 45 minutes.

P & O has the most sailings from Dover to Calais - plus other routes. The earlier you book the better the deal . Flexible Service -To change time or date of booking usually involves only a £10 charge and if you arrive 2 saliings early or later they often put you on next sailing without any extra booking fee. Go to car travel tips for driving times and suggested stops when heading to the Med.

An alternative  DFS - Dover - Dunkirk - 18 miles north of Calais convenient for all Auto- routes to Paris and South their Dover to Dunkirk rates are sometimes cheapest deals to start trip to France. . 

 DFS Newcastle to Amsterdam - Big Driving Savings from North of England Approx Distance between Amsterdam and Reims is 218 miles or 350.76 KMS Approx Distance between Calais and Reims is 152 miles or 244.57 KMS  But to drive from Newcastle to Dover is 318 miles or 511.66 KMS.  So going to Amsterdam saves over 250 miles of driving and  petrol - a huge  cost saver.  Take the overnight boat you save on one night's accomoation.   Other UK route from Harwich to Denmark.


The Shuttle is best solution for short weekend breaks or when travel time is of the essence..                                       For 35 minutes you stay in your car but can leave to use convenient washrooms

Brittany Ferries

From Poole, Portsmouth or Plymouth convenient for Western England travellers going to Western France - Loire Valley -


British Airways French Destinations.-Bordeaux(BOD)Chambery (winter only)(CMF) Lyon(LYS)Marseille(MRS) Nice(NCE)Paris Charles de Gaulle(CDG) Paris Orly(ORY)Toulouse(TLS). 

The Nice destination is an especially popular and good value - flight time only 1-45 minutes and special offers mean round trip tickest often less than £150 return.  

 Available at all air ports and major French Cities. Perfect compliment to BA flights

Rail Europe is the convenient low price ticket purchase system for French train travel. Many wine cities like Reims, Beaune, Lyon, Dijon, Tours, Anjou, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, etc.,  are easily reached by rail.  Monthly Passes are great deals travel overnight and save hotel bills.

The price of a One Country Pass for FranceYou’ll find the full selection of InterRail France passes below. Passes offer a fixed price that lets you keep a close eye on your travel budget – whether you travel first or standard class.One country InterRail pass - France


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