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Note: flight, boat, train and bus timetables change constantly, and airlines come and go, so please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning. Check with relevant companies, or a flight search engine like Skyscanner, first.
BY AIR FROM THE UK
Southern France is well served with direct flights to at least 4 airports, all of which are near motorways for easy onward access. Flight times are about 2 hours from London and 2.5 hours from northern England. Car hire is available at all airports - see our car rental recommendations. The nearest airports are Bordeaux and Angouleme.
easyJet has flights to Bordeaux from Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick and London Luton.
Ryanair has flights to Bordeaux from Edinburgh and from London Stansted to Angouleme during the summer.