Traveling to Normandy from the UK
Destination - Normandy
Normandy is located in Western France.
This superb region, known for its trendy seaside resorts, fishing ports and green meadows, corresponds to the historical Duchy of Normandy that was founded during the 10th century.
Normandy's coastline of sandy or pebble beaches stretches along the English Channel.
Traveling to Normandy from the UK is therefore very easy and fast by means of air, sea and road.
Here are the links to the various official sites you'll need:
Traveling to Normandy from the UK - Air travel information
The Aéroport Caen-Carpiquet is located 9km west of Caen.
Flybe operates to Caen-Carpiquet from London Southend.
The transport company Twisto operates a regular shuttle service 'Liane 3' between the airport and the towns of Carpiquet, Hérouville via Caen, Mondeville and Colombelles.
The ticket (€1.45 one way per person) is sold in the terminal and valid for one hour throughout the Twisto bus network.
There is also a Bus verts du Calvados regular service (Line 8 Caen - Tilly-Seulles); the bus stop is located in front of the terminal.
A taxi to the city center will cost you between €20 and €28.
The Aéroport Deauville Saint-Gatien is located 10km north-east of Deauville.
A shuttle service is scheduled with Ryanair and Flybe flights to link the airport to the railway station in the city center (€8 one way ticket per person).
The Bus verts du Calvados operates a regular service to various destinations.
Traveling to Normandy from the UK - Ferry travel information
Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Le Havre
- Poole to Cherbourg
Condor Ferries operates a weekly ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, from late May to early September.
LD Lines - DFDS Seaways operates services from Newhaven to Dieppe.
You can compare ferries prices on aferry.co.uk
Traveling to Normandy from the UK - Car travel information
Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:
- Caen-Ouistreham to Caen (17km), Deauville (41km), Le Havre (98km)
- Cherbourg to Caen (122km), Deauville (181km), Le Havre (216km)
- Dieppe to Caen (183km), Deauville (131km), Le Havre (113km)
Traveling to Normandy from the UK - Car Rental travel information
Aéroport Caen-Carpiquet: Avis Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hetz, Sixt
Aéroport de Deauville Saint-Gatien: Hertz
Traveling to Normandy from the UK - Rail travel information
Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes.