How to get there:
• By plane
Perpignan is the nearest airport to Collioure (only 30 minutes drive) with flights with Ryanair from London Stansted (all year round) and with Flybe from Birmingham and Southampton (seasonal). Aer Lingus now travels to Perpignan from Dublin, Ireland during the high season.
Carcassone, Montpellier and Girona are 1.5 hours from Collioure. Ryanair fly to all three from London Stansted and to Girona from Glasgow, Luton and Dublin.
Ryanair fly Dublin - Carcassone and Gerona and also Cork - Carcassone seasonal. AerLingus fly from Cork and Dublin to Barcelona. Check any UK flights on Skyscanner, Germany, Canada & USA to these airports.
Toulouse and Barcelona are two hours away from Collioure. Ryanair fly to Toulouse from London Stansted, BA and Easyjet from London Gatwick, Flybe from Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham.
BA fly to Barcelona from London Gatwick as does Easyjet from London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Liverpool and Bristol.
Also scheduled international airlines via Paris.
• By train
From London Waterloo Eurostar and TGV to Perpignan: daily service.
Then local train to Collioure. Average journey time 12 hours. TGV travels to Perpignon and is due to connect to Barcelona in 2012.
• By car
Motorways all the way to Perpignan then dual carriage way to Collioure.
Allow 11 to 12 hours from French northern ports. Useful route planners
can be found at: www.rac.co.uk
• Car hire
Reasonably priced car hire through www.holidayautos.com.
Pick up from any airport, Perpignan train station or Collioure town