Autotrain in France?

(6 Posts)
melrose Fri 03-Jan-14 00:39:49

Anyone got any experience, want to go to the med and thought it might be easier than ferry/driving, but poss too expensive!

badger21 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:30:55

I think the Autotrain only goes from Paris now, and you travel separate from your car however you choose. Not done it, but also interested. Have you seen this website: www.seat61.com/Motorail.htm#.UsmIY3nnvRo Gives a good overview of different options. Those those from Holland/Germany look reasonable if using a Hull ferry crossing first ... Sometimes deals on DBAutozug

We went from Calais to Avignon a few years back. Children absolutely adored it, played 'sleeper train' for ages after. I found it quite hard work (lots of hanging round for a start) and certainly not very time efficient, but better than most of the alternatives. Odd sensation trying to sleep 'sideways' while hurtling through the night. But would def do it again, except our latest car is too big,

snowgirl1 Tue 07-Jan-14 13:40:23

If it works out too expensive, you might want to check out another alternative which is Eurostar direct from St. Pancras to Avignon and then hiring a car. We did it last summer and it worked very well for us. Think they only run the direct service for about 8 weeks over summer.

3rdnparty Thu 09-Jan-14 07:37:40

We've just booked the eurostar to Avignon....am very excited grin now just have to work out what we're going to do when we get there!

melrose Sat 18-Jan-14 22:39:46

Need to take tent snowgirl, hence need car! We gave a galaxy though so Mia wondering if it will be too big.

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