Flight-Free Travel between France & Ireland Starts from Next Year

Flight-free travel between France & Ireland is expected to start in 2023. This initiative from both governments promotes green mobility and provides a flight-free travel option to the tourist. The authorities confirmed that this initiative between the two European destinations is part of green travel.

The flight-free travel was announced in the recent visit of Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin to France, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron. In the joint statement of both leaders, new ferry and train tickets were announced that will be ready by summer 2023.

Both leaders stated that “A green, simple, and budget-friendly deal will allow particularly our young people to travel between our two countries.”

Those interested to know more about this flight-free travel need to wait a bit more. Full details for the tickets are yet to be released, and more can be expected by January 2023. Currently, travelers need to purchase separate tickets for both sides, which adds more cost to travel.

Travelers will be required to purchase tickets for a ferry, French trains, and Irish trains separately. Both countries’ national rail sites will accommodate travelers to purchase their desired tickets.

With the addition of the new Ireland-France pass, travelers can cover their three modes of transport with a single ticket. However, many things are still yet to be announced by both governments before the ferry tickets go live.

Several European countries have already taken the initiative to encourage travelers to prefer flight-free traveling. This combined train and ferry ticket is the latest one announced in the series of European initiatives.
Travelers can now expect smooth ground travel, as several new sleeper trains have been announced for 2023.

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Zalah Khan
Zalah is LLB Graduate from the University of Westminster and joined the hopdes team in June 2022. She has been a linguistics expert and interpreter for a few years at Pearl Linguistics in London dealing with people mostly from the middle-east side. She loves the thrills and adventures embedded deeply into her genes owing to her biracial Pashtun and Persian heritage. She speaks Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Pashtu and English. Whilst she is afraid of heights but her adrenaline pushes her to take the 60-foot leap of faith body slide everytime she is at the Aqua Venture Water Park in Dubai. She recently went onto the Jebel Jais Flight at speeds of up to 150km/h (93mph) along a 2.8km (1.7-mile) cable weighing more than six tonnes. She was last seen at the Museum Of Illusions at the Dubai Creek.

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