Getting to the Pays de la Loire

Getting here: The Pays de la Loire is easy to get to all year round.
- 2 hours from Paris by train (TGV)
- 3 hours by car from Bordeaux
- 1½ hours by plane from London

By car

By car

 
Via the Channel ferries: just a 2½  or 3½  hour drive from the Western Channel ferry ports (Roscoff, Saint-Malo, Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre, Dieppe departing Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Newhaven, Dover). 4-5 hours from Calais/Boulogne.

Ferry Companies:
Brittany Ferries
P&O Ferries
DFDS Seaways

All of these operators offer accommodation and leisure packages.

Channel tunnel
A quick way to get to France (just 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais). Up to 4 shuttles per hour. An easy drive to the area by the motorway.

Eurotunnel

 

km/miles

Le Mans

Laval

Angers

Nantes

Les Sables d'Olonne

Caen

150 / 93

145 / 90

220 / 137

280 / 174

414 / 257

Cherbourg   

270 / 168

210 / 130

285 / 177

320 / 199

450 / 280

Le Havre    

220 / 137

260 / 161

310 / 193

400 / 249

492 / 305

Roscoff    

365 / 227

288 / 179

399 / 248

316 / 196

427 / 265

Saint-Malo    

200 / 124

130 / 81

200 / 124

175 / 109

288 / 179

Dieppe    

274 / 170

348 / 216

361 / 224

450 / 280

524 / 325

Calais/ Tunnel

420 / 261

490 / 304

506 / 314

595 / 370

672 / 417

Saint Nazaire

238/148

195/121

145/90

63/39

136/85

To convert miles and kilometers

 

By train

By train

 
Daily TGV (high-speed train) services from Paris, Lille, Lyon and to the major towns in Pays de la Loire.
For example: Paris - Nantes: 2 hours
201 stations and stops are served by trains and buses on the Pays de la Loire regional railway network.
Voyages SNCF

 

 

By plane

By plane

 

1 hour from London Gatwick; 45 min from Paris (Roissy CDG)
Direct flights from: London (City, Gatwick and Heathrow), Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Cork, Dublin, Shannon.
> Flybe
> Cityjet
> Easyjet
> Aer Lingus
> Ryanair
> British Airways - New in 2017

 

 

Direct flights from London (Stansted) and Dublin.
Ryanair 

 

Direct flights from: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London (Stansted, Gatwick), Manchester, Southampton, Cork, Dublin.
> Flybe
> Easyjet
> Cityjet
> Ryanair

 

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