Europe travel photos and information at Travel Signposts Transporting Your Car to Paris and to the South of France
You are here:
Google Travel Signposts

Transporting Your Car to Paris and to the South of France

Don't fancy a long drive but want to take your own car? Put it on a train:

Across the Channel

It's possible to transport your car across the English Channel by ferry, or you can put it on a train underneath it:

Eurotunnel (tel: 0870/535-3535 in the U.K.; 070/223210 in Belgium; 03-21-00-61-00 in France,

Now the fastest way to get your car to Europe (the Hovercraft option is no more), speeding you from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes, a smooth crossing whatever the weather. Prices start from £45 - £149 one way, but you'll probably be looking at the mid-range. 10 trains a day running every 2 hours between 6am and midnight..

To the South of France

Auto Train/Rail Europe (tel: 08448 484 050

The French Auto Train service is the easy way to get you, and your car, to the South of France. Check your car in at the AutoTrain terminal at Paris Bercy station , and enjoy a leisurely journey to one of 12 different destinations in southern France, from the Atlantic coast to the Côte d’Azur:

  • Avignon
  • Biarritz
  • Bordeaux
  • Briancon
  • Brive
  • Fréjus/St Raphaël
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Narbonne
  • Nice
  • Toulon
  • Toulouse

Comfortable, private overnight accommodation and the assistance of bilingual on board travel supervisors. When you arrive, you’ll just have time for breakfast before collecting your car and starting your holiday.

Take advantage of the service both ways, or just one way, allowing you to drive through France at your leisure. If you are travelling to Italy or Spain, the South of France is the ideal starting point.

For UK/Europe Residents: South of France
Select "French Motorail".

For US residents:
Eurail passes

Frequently Asked Questions about ferries and cars around Europe: Sail and Drive website

Next page:
Arriving and Departing Paris by Boat

Travel Resources that will save you time and money
Travel Signposts Special Reports
Download Special Travel Reports
Staying healthy, Packing, more coming!

Book a Hotel in Europe
Book a hotel in Europe

Book hotels, apartments at discount rates anywhere in Europe.

Book Music/Opera in Brussels
Book Music/Opera in Brussels

Book a tour
City tours, day trips, special attractions tours, all over Europe.

Rent a car
Rent or lease a car or campervan for your Europe tour - and a cellphone!
Australians click here!

Book Rail Travel
Europe has great railways. Get great deals on passes and tickets here

Book Eurostar
Travel from London to Paris and the Continent by high speed rail underwater!

Book a European Cruise
European cruises from CruiseDirect

Book a flight
Use QIXO (US) or Expedia and LastMinute (UK) to search out the cheapest flights on the Net!

Ectaco Electronic Talking TranslatorBuy a Talking Electronic Translator

SIM cardInternational SIM cards
Using a cell phone overseas

Arriving and Departing Paris Transport Index

Travesignposts Pty Ltd
29/4-8 Kareela Road, Cremorne Point 2090, Australia

This web site copyright 2015 Travelsignposts Pty Ltd