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best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

Hi, i'm planning a quick trip to Camargue in France and as usual I was looking ad flight + car solution to Marseille or Montpellier or Lyon, all too much expensive, more than 300CHF just the flight per person.
Then I found I could rent a car in Genv airport and drive 4-5h which is around 140CHF.

Do you know:
- if there is a better place to start, maybe in France just after the border I can reach by train, where i can rent a car?
- if i rent the car in switzerland may i have problem crossing the border?

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Re: best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

Mind the toll stations.The "route du soleil" is not for free.
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Mind the toll stations.The "route du soleil" is not for free.
how much could it be?
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46 EUR one way to Marseille from GE

You can take RN and it will be free, but around double the time
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Re: best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

By the time you've factored in the car rental, fuel costs and road tolls it won't really be any cheaper than flying there.
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Re: best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

Hitch.

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1st. Don't rent a car in CH. It is Swiss prices. Find the most suitable nearest place you can get to in FR then book a car via one of the online price aggregators. I use autoeurope.co.uk but many others are available. Always check the small print; some cars include 2nd driver, some you pay extra.

2nd. Heed what they say about tolls. We drive from Zurich to the Lot valley (which is possibly a similar distance but not the same route) and it costs about 80 Euros a return trip.

3rd. It *can* be cheaper than flying if there is more than one of you in the car. But is the time wasted driving important to you?

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Re: best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

Have you looked at prices for flights from Geneva?
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Re: best (cheap) way to reach Camargue (France) from Switzerland

You can get a FlixBus from Geneva direct to Montpellier - takes 6 hours.

It's cheap.

Personally I wouldn't do it if they were paying me the fare.
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You can get a FlixBus from Geneva direct to Montpellier - takes 6 hours.

It's cheap.

Personally I wouldn't do it if they were paying me the fare.
That could be a good alternative. Iíll check it.

Thanks to everyone for the infos, since we are two the flight is still more expensive.
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