Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Ferries!
All our accommodation and resorts are ideally suited to self-drive or fly drive holidays. Our own personal recommendation is to take a cost effective short sea ferry crossing from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk. The different options are each explained below with links to some of companies who provide services. We are happy to advise on suitability but we do not reserve these on your behalf.
Short Sea Ferry Crossing. With over 100 crossings a day from Dover or Folkestone this is by far the most convenient option. Prices start from around £49.00 return off peak for a car including occupants. The speedy dis-embarkation in France means you’ll soon be on your way. With a choice of 4 different operators it is well worth shopping around for the best deal
Pros - Lots of departures, good availability, short crossing times from only 45 minutes, cheap prices, Eurotunnel (for people who struggle to find their sea legs)
Cons – On board services are not as refined as some cruise ferries, no overnight cabin option, may involve a longer road journey.
Western Channel Ferry Crossing. With a choice of sailings from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth direct to the holiday regions of France the cruise ferry option may be right for you. Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries have invested heavily in cruise ferries and high speed catamarans all of which make the experience one to remember.
Pros – More convenient arrival port for some regions of France, cruise ferry luxury experience, overnight cabin options,.
Cons – Much more expensive, sailing times of 5 – 8 hours dependant on route, typically only on or two departures per day from each port.
Low Cost Airline
Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe have conquered the short haul flight market to the main holiday regions of France, Italy and Spain. With a choice of over 100 different routes there is always something to suit, regional departures help cut down travelling in the UK.
Pros – Choice of local departures, arrive directly in the holiday region, spend less time travelling more time on holiday.
Cons – Sometimes not as cheap as you imagine, you’ll need to factor in the cost of hiring a car, pedantic check in procedures and security checks, restrictions on what luggage / amount of luggage you can travel with.
Car Hire. If you travel by air you will need to hire a car. The good news is that all of the airports will have a choice of car hire companies on site. We recommend the money supermarket. click here for cheap car hire