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Ryanair has daily flights from London Stansted to Carcassonne and Perpignan. In the summer 2 flights a day and in the winter 1 a day. They also have flights from Brussels to Carcassonne and a new schedule from Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick to Girona, North of Barcelona in Spain. See the Ryanair website for details
There are also regular flights to airports a bit further afield, e.g. Toulouse and Montpellier. You can easily get car hire at all these airports with Hertz, Avis, Budget and some smaller car rental companies.

For bus services from the airport at Carcassonne to Esperaza see the website of Aerobus which will deliver you directly to our door in Esperaza.

Esperaza is about a 30-40 minute drive from Carcassonne and about 1 hour 10 minutes from Perpignan. 1 hour 45 minutes from Girona.
Driving south from Carcassonne on the Bis route to Perpignan you pass through Limoux, Alet-les-Bains and Couiza. Immediately after Couiza there is a right turn signposted Montazel and also Esperaza. Take this turn, go over the bridge and turn left at the T junction. Drive 2km towards Esperaza. As you come into the village there is a grocery store called Petit Casino on the left. The House is 30 metres after on the right. Drive down the side street and you can park in the garden. Coming north from the other direction you pass through Quillan and then Campagne Sur Aude. 3km later you will see a left turn to Esperaza. Follow signs to the dinosaur museum or Mairie. We are on a continuation of that street heading towards Montazel. The House is on the left hand side about 500 metres from the Mairie.


Ryanair Flights:

Barcelona Girona from Dublin, Bournemouth, Glasgow Prestwick, Birmingham, London Stansted, Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn and Milan. (1hr50m drive time)

Carcassonne from London Stansted and Brussels Charleroi. (45m drive time)

Perpignan from London Stansted. (1hr15m drive time)

Montpellier from London Stansted and Frankfurt Hahn.(1hr55m drive time)

Easyjet Flights:

Toulouse from London Gatwick and Paris Orly. (1hr55m drive time)

Barcelona from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpoo,l Newcastle, Amsterdam, Paris Orly, Geneva, Berlin. (2hr20m drive time)


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If you are travelling across the channel with your car consider SpeedferriesAfter years of high prices by P&O, The Tunnel etc you can now cross the Channel for £50 Return for a car and up to 6 passengers. There are no time limits and the tickets are fully amendable for a £10 booking fee. The ferry leaves from Boulogne and arrives in Dover. The crossing takes around 50 minutes and is made on one of the new high speed catamarans. I took the crossing at Christmas and even though the sea was pretty rough the crossing was excellent. I also made the trip in a high top transit van in March one way and the cost was a whacking £34.

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