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Travel by rail

Rail travel is a convenient travel option if you are travelling from the UK to the south of France, or crossing the channel. It's high speed, environmentally friendly and a great family experience. So why not go by train and collect a hire car at the other end? We can arrange your car hire before you go, so it's ready for you to pick up. Or pre-book a taxi transfer if you prefer someone else to do the driving.

You can book Eurotunnel online with Al Fresco Holidays.
For a quote for Eurostar or European TGV train journeys please call Al Fresco reservations 0844 774 1414 Calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras.

Rail travel in France


The quickest and most convenient way of crossing the channel, with a crossing time of only 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais is by Eurotunnel. Eurotunnel's drive on/drive off process is very quick easy and hassle free with little waiting around time at either end.

Eurotunnel also has the added bonus of not being affected by adverse weather conditions, which makes for a reliable service 365 days a year and up to 4 departures per hour (during peak periods).

Eurotunnel trains are all air-conditioned throughout and have toilets on board.

Eurostar and European TGV link up

We have a series of convenient routes which combine Eurostar and European high speed rail services to bring you swiftly to the gates of your holiday resort.

With through ticketing, guaranteed seating, generous luggage allowance, simple check in and great on board facilities, the train is your exciting and very eco-friendly alternative to flying.

Rail operators to france
European TGV link up

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