Travelling to France

Ways of travelling to France

Choose how you would like to travel to France to start your family camping holiday.

Your decision on how you get to your chosen campsite will depend on two factors, where in France you intend to holiday and how much driving you are prepared to do

We have listed below the various options that are available to you.

By Ferry

The most common choice of travelling to you family campsite is by ferry. The camping holidays we feature on Go Camp France are bookable with the relevant provider as accommodation only or inclusive of ferry crossing.

If you decided to book your own ferry crossing then you can do so by visiting our Ferry to France page. Here you will find a handy table showing the main ferry routes and ferry operators such as Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries and My Ferry Link.

By Rail

We come across some people that are not keen on the idea of travelling by ferry. If you are of the same opinion then why not book your travel to France by rail.

You can choose from two options on getting from the UK to your campsite in France which are:

Eurotunnel. Eurotunnel is suitable if you want to take your car and is the fastest channel operator with a crossing time of just 35 minutes.

Eurotunnel provides up to 4 departures per hour running from Folkestone to Calais which provides motorway to motorway access to France. One ticket covers 1 car and up to 9 passengers which means taking your car to France has never been easier.

Euro Star is the high speed passenger train service which connects London to the continent via the channel tunnel.  Euro Star travelling times are relatively short with the London to Paris option taking around 2 hours 15 minutes, the London to Brussels option taking  around 1 hour 51 minutes and the London to Lile option taking around 1 hour 20 minutes.

On your arrival in France you can take advantage of the superb rail and metro network which will get you to your chosen campsite. Any onward journeys that you may require can be pre booked through Rail Europe allowing you sit back and enjoy your journey without worrying about buying tickets when you arrive.

Fly Drive

Are you travelling to a campsite in the south of France but don’t really fancy driving all the way?

If the answer is yes then why not consider a fly drive holiday. In recent years it has become cheaper, easier and more convenient to find flights to certain regions of France. By booking flights and also car hire when you get to your destination you can have the best of both worlds without the long drive to get to your campsite.

We recommend you use Expedia for any flight bookings due to their quality of service and wide availability and choice. As an alternative why not check out flights that are provided by companies such as for internal flights within Spain or Netflights, Budget Air, British Airways and Air France.

For car hire when in France we recommend Europcar. They are Europe’s leading car hire company providing convenience, choice, quality, simplicity and customer service with every booking.

Overnight stops

If you do decide to drive to your family campsite in the south of France then we suggest that you consider taking a stop over on the way.

Most of the campsites available at Go Camp France can cater for short overnight stays.

Alternatively check out one of our recommended hotel companies such as Accorhotels or Hotels.com. Both of the companies have a large selection of quality accommodation in many cities throughout France. Choosing the right overnight stop will allow you to plan your trip so that you arrive at your campsite feeling refreshed and not drained.