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Air

Perpignan’s airport is 5km northwest of the town centre. Destinations include London Stansted, Birmingham, Charleroi (Ryanair); Southampton (Flybe); Dublin (Aer Lingus); Paris, Bastia and Lille (Air France); and Nantes (Volotea).

The Navette Aéroport bus 7 links the airport with place de Catalogne on the northwestern edge of the old town (20 minutes, every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, three services Sunday).

Bus

Buses anywhere in the Pyrénées-Orientales département cost a flat-rate €1. Perpignan’s bus station is next to the train station.

Côte Vermeille (hourly Monday to Saturday, one on Sunday) Bus 400 trundles to Collioure (50 minutes), Port-Vendres (65 minutes) and Banyuls-sur-Mer (80 minutes).

Tech Valley (hourly Monday to Saturday, up to three on Sunday) Buses 300/341/342 run regularly to Céret (35 minutes).

Têt Valley (every two hours Monday to Saturday) Regular buses to Villefranche-de-Conflent (1¼ hours) and Vernet-les-Bains (1½ hours); buses are numbered 240/241.

Train

Frequent direct trains serve destinations in France and across the border in Spain.

Banyuls-sur-Mer €7.70, 30 minutes

Barcelona from €37, 1½ hours

Collioure €6.10, 20 minutes

Montpellier €27.20, 1¾ hours

Narbonne €15.50, one hour

Paris Gare de Lyon from €86, 5½ hours

Villefranche-de-Conflent €1, 50 minutes