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Traveling to Aveyron from the UK

This page was updated on: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at: 9:02 pm

Destination - Aveyron

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK is as easy as traveling to the nearby Provence.

The department of Aveyron replaces the historic province of Rouergue and is part of the Region Occitanie.

Aveyron is a  land of contrasts, a land of wild and varied landscapes ...

You'll discover Rodez, the ancient capital, Millau and its magnificent viaduct, the bastides and the Templar cities, Laguiole the  capital of cutlery and the AOC Roquefort cheese...

You'll discover medieval castles and towns perched on rocky spurs, ten villages ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France and much more…

Here are the links to the various official sites you'll need:

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK - Air travel information

Rodez

The Aéroport de Rodez – Aveyron is located 12km north-west of Rodez.

Ryanair operates to Rodez from London Stansted and Dublin.

Montpellier

The Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée is less than 2 hours away by motorway.

Ryanair operates to Montpellier from Leeds, and Easy Jet from London Gatwick and London Luton.

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK - Ferry travel information

You'll have to take a crossing to Brittany, Normandy or Pas-de-Calais and drive down.

Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo
- Poole to Cherbourg
- Plymouth to Roscoff
- Cork to Roscoff

Condor Ferries operates a weekly ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, from late May to early September, and Catamaran services from Poole and Weymouth to Saint Malo via the Channel Islands.

LD Lines - DFDS Seaways operates services from Newhaven to Dieppe and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk.

P&O operates regular crossings from Dover to Calais.

You can compare ferry prices on aferry.co.uk

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK - Car travel information

Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:

- Calais to Rodez (942km), Millau (926km)

- Caen-Ouistreham to Rodez (842km), Millau (827km)

- Cherbourg to Rodez (949km), Millau (933km)

- Roscoff to Rodez (1,034km), Millau (1,019km)

- Saint-Malo to Rodez (891km), Millau (875km)

N.B. The speed limit on two-way roads will change on 1st JULY 2018.

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK - Car Rental travel information

Aéroport de Rodez- Aveyron: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt

Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée: Avis, Budget, Inter-rent, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise – Citer, Sixt

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK - Rail travel information

Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes - Calais-Aveyron is about 1000km.

Eurostar links London St Pancras to Paris - Gare du Nord in 2h20 or 2h30, with an average of 15 trains per weekday; gates close 40mn prior to departure.

Once in Paris you'll have to connect on a TGV (SNCF) from Gare de Lyon to your destination in Aveyron.

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