How to get to the Apartment
We are just over 10 hours drive from Calais
To cross the Channel you can go via the Eurotunnel (
) or there is a choice of car ferry. Click on any of the following for more information or to book your travel
Car ferries also go to Caen, Cherbourg
or St Malo
is accessible from Poole
The car journey from Bagnerès to Bigorre to Caen takes just over 9 hours,
from Cherbourg just over 10 hours, from St Malo 8 and a half hours and from
Roscoff just over 10 hours. Look at
for information about these ferry journeys to France.
To plan your journey once in France, go to either
The three closest airports to us are at Pau, Tarbes and Toulouse.
Pau Pyrénées Airport
is only 80.5 kilometres (by toll road) from our apartment in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, and the
journey by car takes an hour. Air France (www.airfrance.co.uk
) flies there from various French destinations.
Other airlines have flown there from UK airports at various times, it may be worth investigating to see who currently flies to Pau as well as Air France.
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (
kilometers away, the car
journey takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Several airlines fly into Toulouse. Easy Jet (
) from London Gatwick and Bristol; FlyBe (
) from a number of Irish and UK destinations, including Dublin, Edinburgh and Birmingham; Jet2 (
) from Manchester; British Airways (
) from Heathrow.
Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport (http://www.tlp.aeroport.fr/home/
is only just over 21 kilometres away and a car journey takes about half an hour. You can now fly to this airport twice a week from
London Stansted with Ryan air (www.ryanair.com
Apart from that, Air France is the main airline that flies here, but there are seasonal and
occasional charter flights from Great Britain so it may also be worth checking the airport website.
is available from all of these airports. For a list of car hire companies for
You can catch the Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Lille where you can change to the
TGV heading to Toulouse. The total journey time can be as little as 8.40 hours.
Or you can take the Eurostar to Paris and then the TGV to Tarbes. This will involve
travelling across Paris as the Eurostar arrives at Paris Nord and the trains to Tarbes
leave from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey from Paris to Tarbes is about 6 hours.
For details of both journeys click on
. From there choose Travel Information and then Timetables.
There is a bus service to Bagenères-de-Bigorre from Tarbes. Go to
. Then click on 'Horaires
& trafic', then 'Fiche Horaire', and then in the space for 'Recherche par Ligne' select 'Cars régioneaux-944 Tarbes-Bagnères-Pic du Midi' and when teh ename is displayed
below the selection box slick on this.