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Knitting holidays in France is based in the Charente-Maritime in South West France. We offer our knitting guests free transfers to The Barn from Bordeaux airport. There are two transfers a day to tie in with as many flight arrival/departure times as possible. If your flight arrives before 10 am or departs after 5 pm please check before booking to see if you qualify for a free transfer (transfer time is approximately 90 minutes). Alternatively you can take the train to Saintes station where you will be met.
Travel options - please note these are subject to change at different times of the year
Flights from the UK and Ireland to Bordeaux
Note: If there is not a flight available on the start or end day of the holiday you have booked consider booking a hotel in Bordeaux to tie in with flights and the free transfers, it is a beautiful city and well worth exploring! Alternatively sometimes it is better to travel in the UK to get the Luton or Gatwick flights so that you can take advantage of the free transfer from Bordeaux to The Barn.
Don't forget to check British Airways for flights, if you are bringing hold luggage it is quite often cheaper to travel with BA than some of the 'no frills' airlines.
Belfast - Easyjet
Birmingham - Flybe
Bristol - Easyjet
Cork - Ryanair
Dublin - Aerlingus
Edinburgh - Ryanair
Glasgow - Easyjet, change at Luton or Gatwick for Bordeaux
Liverpool - (May to October) - Easyjet
London Gatwick - Daily - British Airways and Easyjet
London Luton - Daily - Easyjet
London Southend - Fridays (from July to October) Easyjet
London Stansted - Ryanair
Southampton - Flybe
Long haul flights - there are a few flights that fly direct to Bordeaux, alternatively we suggest you fly to Paris and get an internal flight to Bordeaux or take the train to Angouleme and on to Saintes.
The train offers a flexible choice on times and if you book as soon as the tickets are available can be a reasonably priced option. Eurostar tickets can be purchased 4 months before the date of travel and mainland France tickets 3 months before the date of travel. For an easy trip choose to change trains in Lille rather than Paris, then book the TGV to Angouleme where you can change trains to Saintes. See prices here.
If two or more of you are travelling together driving is another option. Our favourite route is with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to St Malo, it is then a drive of just over 4 hours to reach us.