General Travel Information

Travel Information

General Travel Information Table

Regions Travel
Closest Airports Flight time from London / south east UK Approximate number of flights per week from UK* Duration of airport transfer
Champagne Paris CDG 1 hour Very high 80-100 minutes or 40 minutes by rail
Paris Orly 1 hour High 90-110 minutes
Paris Beauvais 1 hour Low 2 hours
Bordeaux Bordeaux 1 1/2 hours Medium (summer) Low winter availability from regional airports 20-45 minutes
Bergerac 1 1/2 hours Medium (summer) Low (winter) 1 hour
Burgundy Lyon Saint Expury 1 1/2 hours Medium 1 3/4 hours
Geneva 1 1/2 hours Medium 1 3/4 hours
The Loire Valley Tours 1 hour Low 15 minutes
Paris Orly 1 hour High 2 hours
Paris CDG 1 hour Very high 2 1/2 hours or 1 1/2 hours by rail
The Northern Rhone Lyon Saint Expury 1 1/2 hours Medium 45 minutes
The Southern Rhone Avignon 1 3/4 hours Low 15 minutes
Marseille 1 3/4 hours Medium 50 – 60 minutes
Nimes 1 3/4 hours Low 40 minutes
Alsace Basel-Mulhouse 1 1/2 hours Medium 30-40 minutes
Strasbourg 1 1/2 hours Medium 40-60 minutes
Ribera del Duero Valldolid 2 1/2 hours Low 30 minutes
Madrid 2 1/2 hours 2 hours
Rioja Bilbao, 2 1/2 hours Very high 90 minutes
Madrid 2 1/2 hours 4 hours
Tuscany Florence 2 1/2 hours Low 20 – 40 minutes
Pisa 2 1/2 hours High 1 hour
Piedmont Turin 2 1/4 hours Low 15 minutes
Milan 2 1/4 hours High 1 3/4 to 2 hours
Porto Oporto 2 1/2 hours High 15 minutes

*Very high/high- Large number of flights from regional airports all year round and multiple flights per day from hub airport

Medium- Daily flights mainly from hub airports

Low- Very limited, mainly from hub airports. Not flights every day.

Regions Travel
Self-drive Port Driving time Duration of rail travel from London Station
Champagne Yes Calais 2 1/2 hours 4-4hrs 30 Reims / Champagne Ardenne
Bordeaux Yes Saint Malo / Caen 5 1/2 hours 6 hrs – 6 hrs 30 Bordeaux / Libourne
Caen 5 1/2 hours
Burgundy Yes Calais 6 hours 4 hrs 30 – 5 hrs 30 Dijon / Beaune
The Loire Valley Yes Saint Malo 3 hours 4 hrs 30 – 5 hrs 30 Tours
Caen 3 1/2 hours
Calais 5 1/2 hours
The Northern Rhone No 5 hrs – 5 3/4 hrs Lyon / Vienne
The Southern Rhone No 5 3/4 – 6 3/4 hrs Avignon
Alsace Yes Calais 6 1/2 hours 7 hours Colmar
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Ribera del Duero Yes Santander / Bilbao 2 3/4 hours
Rioja Yes Santander / Bilbao 1 1/2 hours
Tuscany No
Piedmont No
Porto No

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