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Old Apr 17th 2007, 11:21 pm
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Default Any Good Directions

Hi All
In your own opinions what would be the most cost effective way to travel from Cannes to Valencia?
Im having trouble finding flights under 400 quid each, I think the train has than many changes Ill get lost and the car drive although do-able will be a bit of a trek. Anyone done the trip? How long did it take? best route/ method / price ?
Anyone please???
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Old Apr 17th 2007, 11:30 pm
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Well, to give you an idea, Oliva (70 kms past Valencia) to Montpellier is a reasonable days drive, i.e. 9 till 5 ish with a lunch break and I'm guessing its about 5-6 hours from cannes to Nimes. Its motorway all the way. Join the E15 at Nimes
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Most cost efficient.
Drive 80 miles to Montpellier airport.

Then take Ryanair Flight FR 633

Reg fare Adult Reg Fare 0.01 EUR
Wed, 17 Oct 07
Flight FR 633 09:25 Depart Montpellier (MPL)
10:35 Arrive London Stansted (STN)

Then

Adult Reg Fare 14.99 GBP
Wed, 17 Oct 07
Flight FR8325 17:25 Depart London Stansted (STN)
20:55 Arrive Valencia (VLC)

Easy

I picked this date at random, and other dates may be more expensive. But sometimes it pays to think out other options.

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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Well, to give you an idea, Oliva (70 kms past Valencia) to Montpellier is a reasonable days drive, i.e. 9 till 5 ish with a lunch break and I'm guessing its about 5-6 hours from cannes to Nimes. Its motorway all the way. Join the E15 at Nimes

As Mitzyboy say's it's dead easy, I just drive it no sweat & it's a nice drive ............I ride or drive anything is preferable to being stuck in a sardine can in the sky
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Originally Posted by Big_john
As Mitzyboy say's it's dead easy, I just drive it no sweat & it's a nice drive ............I ride or drive anything is preferable to being stuck in a sardine can in the sky
and you get to see the sights
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Originally Posted by Big_john
As Mitzyboy say's it's dead easy, I just drive it no sweat & it's a nice drive ............I ride or drive anything is preferable to being stuck in a sardine can in the sky
Absolutely agree Big John,

Have done it twice and it's a great and easy drive

The Michelin website site says:

Time and distance
Time: 09h09 including 08h45 on motorways
Distance: 975km including 959km on motorways
Costs

- Toll costs: 74.05 EUR
- Petrol costs: 89.53 EUR
- Road tax cost: 0.00 EUR
Total costs: 163.58 EUR

Click here for detailed directions
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Originally Posted by MnM
Absolutely agree Big John,

Have done it twice and it's a great and easy drive

The Michelin website site says:

Time and distance
Time: 09h09 including 08h45 on motorways
Distance: 975km including 959km on motorways
Costs

- Toll costs: 74.05 EUR
- Petrol costs: 89.53 EUR
- Road tax cost: 0.00 EUR
Total costs: 163.58 EUR

Click here for detailed directions
Thats got to be wrong ...... I can assure you from Oliva to Montpellier is a nine hour drive. It takes me 4ish to get to Barcelona ... I'd be extremely suprised if you could make cannes in 9 hours ... I don't tend to hang about. What am I doing wrong :-)

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Mitziboy,

I think that the last time that I did it it took me from Nice to Barcelona about 8hrs, including stops for gas & lunch
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Originally Posted by Big_john
Mitziboy,

I think that the last time that I did it it took me from Nice to Barcelona about 8hrs, including stops for gas & lunch
so if its 4 hours from barca to Oliva ..........
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
so if its 4 hours from barca to Oliva ..........
I don't know Mitzyboy. I can't remember because we did it quite a few years ago. Just remember getting up very early in the morning and by the afternoon (it was still daylight and it was in March) we were passing through.

Did you have a look at the link?

I just did a c/p from there and then put the link in to be on the safe side.
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Originally Posted by MnM
I don't know Mitzyboy. I can't remember because we did it quite a few years ago. Just remember getting up very early in the morning and by the afternoon (it was still daylight and it was in March) we were passing through.

Did you have a look at the link?

I just did a c/p from there and then put the link in to be on the safe side.
I used ViaMichelin to help get down here from the UK, and tbh it was good as far as directions are concerned, but I do think the timings are a bit out sometimes. Oh, and the kilometers was out as well iirc ... it was quite a bit further on my odometer than they said
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Well, to give you an idea, Oliva (70 kms past Valencia) to Montpellier is a reasonable days drive, i.e. 9 till 5 ish with a lunch break and I'm guessing its about 5-6 hours from cannes to Nimes. Its motorway all the way. Join the E15 at Nimes
On Autoroute it gives 6hrs 10min, but that is set at my speeds which are not that excessive. (you can set speeds for all types of roads) For Cannes/Valencia it gives 8hrs 20min.

For my UK and European driving I've found it to be pretty accurate. My experience is that car odometers vary hugely for the same route. Is it a five course lunch plus a siesta?
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While your on the driving subject !

Sat Nav i assume is available over there ?
Does it tell you where to turn and stuff in spanish or english ?
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On Autoroute it gives 6hrs 10min, but that is set at my speeds which are not that excessive. (you can set speeds for all types of roads) For Cannes/Valencia it gives 8hrs 20min.

For my UK and European driving I've found it to be pretty accurate. My experience is that car odometers vary hugely for the same route. Is it a five course lunch plus a siesta?
Sorry mate, thats just impoooooooosible. Driving at 120 km per hour it takes me, on the motorway, just around 4 hours to make Barcelona from here. On the same basis with a couple of stops it takes around 8 hours to get to Montpellier which is past Nimes. Then theres still a fair old run to Cannes. Is it possible its calculating the route using one of those cars that runs over water

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While your on the driving subject !

Sat Nav i assume is available over there ?
Does it tell you where to turn and stuff in spanish or english ?
Well ....... it depends on the package you bought. If you bought a Tom Tom or Garmin in the UK, then the software is in English. You'd need to buy a Spanish Satnav package for it to speak in Spanish. They all use the same sat info for coordinates, but its the package that deciphers it and tells you where to go
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Sorry mate, thats just impoooooooosible. Driving at 120 km per hour it takes me, on the motorway, just around 4 hours to make Barcelona from here. On the same basis with a couple of stops it takes around 8 hours to get to Montpellier which is past Nimes. Then theres still a fair old run to Cannes. Is it possible its calculating the route using one of those cars that runs over water



Well ....... it depends on the package you bought. If you bought a Tom Tom or Garmin in the UK, then the software is in English. You'd need to buy a Spanish Satnav package for it to speak in Spanish. They all use the same sat info for coordinates, but its the package that deciphers it and tells you where to go
Mitziboy,

I agree with you from Valencia on the Autovia to Nice/Cannes 12 hrs
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