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Getting to Port Barcares

By Air: The closest airport is Perpignan.  There are no direct transfers or bus services however you may wish to take a shuttle (line number 7) to Place Catalogne the main Perpignan bus station. From there bus line 13 usually runs towards Bacares. This ​suggestion should be used for guidance purposes only, bus timetables are subject to change and we recommend you check availability before you travel. Taxis may be available although these usually have to be booked in advance. The Perpignan Airport website offers some useful information that can help you plan your journey. 

For more information on getting to the UCPA centre please contact them directly on portbarcares@ucpa.asso.fr.


By Train: During the summer there is a TGV service from Paris to Perpignan. From the station bus line 13 usually runs towards Bacares. This ​suggestion should be used for guidance purposes only, bus timetables are subject to change and we recommend you check availability before you travel.

For more information on getting to the UCPA centre please contact them directly on portbarcares@ucpa.asso.fr.


By Car: The UCPA address is UCPA - Centre Mediterraneen du Nautisme, Avenue de la Coudalere, 66420 Le Barcares. Port Bacares is easily accessible by road, the drive from Calais takes about 11 hours and goes through some stunning scenery along the centre of France but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!




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