This type of train transports motor vehicles (within certain size limits) over long distances, using special double-decker trains.
You drop off your car at the station, it’s loaded onto the train and then you pick it up at your destination.
These trains don’t have passenger compartments – you travel onwards by another train (or however you wish).
Using a car carrier service you can:
- Take your own car on holiday but avoid a tiring drive to your destination.
- Save money on fuel, road tolls and overnight accommodation en route.
- Save on car rental at your destination.
- Take whatever luggage you like, as well as bikes.
- Arrive with more energy
There are several car carriers in Europe. The most useful for travellers from the UK is the AutoTrain.
This service runs between Paris
and 12 different destinations across the south of France.
The fares vary according to the destination and how far ahead that you book.
Fares start from £91 all destinations. Book early to get the best fares.