Italy with a Baby or Toddler

Italy is easily accessible and a member of the EU.

By Air

You can fly to Italy from most major airports in the UK and Ireland. Flight time tends to be  between 2 and 3 hours to all major Italian airports when flying direct. For tips on the various airlines including weight allowances and policies concerning babies and toddlers click here  and for tips on getting airline travel with a baby or toddler click here.

Driving to Italy

By Ferry – You might also opt to drive your own car to Italy. If you take the ferry to France you will be able to drive It takes approximately 16 hours to drive from Brittany to the Italian border and unless you have a clear plan and will break up the journey, this could be a difficult trip for little ones so a better option might be to fly there and book a car with a car seat.

The Eurostar –  You can take the Eurostar train from England to France with or without your car. If you decide to take your car you can drive on to the train and wait in your car until you arrive in France. You can embark at London St. Pancras Station, Ebbsfleet or Ashford and can disembark at Calais, Lille or Paris. If you are going as a foot passenger, you can also connect with trains to Italy from Paris. For more information on Eurostar trains click here.