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How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

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Gloucester
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How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

We are a family of 5 ( late teens and adults) who really want to visit this region in August. I have found two suitable houses that are available, one inland for the first week and one in Collioure for the second week but we are struggling to find an economic and not too exhausting way to travel to the area. We live between Bristol and Gloucester and cannot find any suitable flights except to Barcelona, which would involve a long drive and extra expense for taking the hire car into France.

We did think abo;ut going by train but it is impossible at this stage to get the prices for the tickets and my husband says teh link to Paris will be subject to a price rise because of the Olympics next summer.It seems to be really hard t get information on travel - can anyone help us? I'd hoped to be able to do the travel for no more than £200 each but if we have to spend £300 i think the whole holiday will become a bit too expensive.

Montpellier, France
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for Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier
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1. Re: How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

There is no extra charge providing the rental car is taken back to Spain.

Beziers airport has summer flights from both Bristol and Southampton that have been confirmed for August 2012. Beziers - Perpignan is an easy drive taking under one hour.

Not all flights have been confirmed for next year and Girona is having a spat with Ryanair leading to brinkmanship. However you should check out these flights for 2012 :

Exeter - Avignon Flybe

Bristol - Toulouse Thomas Cook Airlines

Bristol - Barcelona Easyjet

Bristol - Beziers Ryanair

Bristol - Girona Ryanair

Bristol - Marseille Easyjet

Bristol - Toulouse Easyjet

Birmingham - Montpellier Ryanair

Birmingham - Avignon Flybe

Birmingham - Girona Ryanair

Birmingham - Girona Thompson Airways

Birmingham - Toulouse Flybe

Southampton - Avignon Flybe

Southampton - Beziers Flybe

Southampton - Perpignan Flybe

Perpignan, France
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for Languedoc-Roussillon, Perpignan
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2. Re: How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

If you fly Bristol to Girona and don't want to rent a car you can take one of Perpicat buses which leave from Girona airport and stop in Collioure

www.perpicat.com

Or you can take www.frogbus.com from Girona airport to Perpignan

Edited: 4:56 am, December 30, 2011
Gloucester
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reviews: 70
3. Re: How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

Thanks for this - the Girona flights come in well within budget - I hadn't relaised that Ryanair flew there from Bristol.

Montpellier, France
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for Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier
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4. Re: How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

You can book Bristol to Girona with Ryanair for 8/2012 now.

Only problem is the early departure.

Devon, UK
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5. Re: How do we get to Perpignan/Collioure on an August Saturday?

Before you decide how to travel, just be aware of the huge baggage charges now imposed by Ryanair, as well as the booking/card fees. The actual price may be a lot more than you are led to believe at first. Our daughter and family found it was significantly cheaper to fly with Flybe from Southampton to Beziers than with Ryanair from Bristol.

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