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Tol-bridge conection

La Rochelle is located just in the middle of the French Atlantic coast, halfway between Nantes and Bordeaux. The island is connected to La Rochelle by a 3km-long toll bridge constructed in 1988.
The bridge is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

An eco-tax will be introduced on 1 January 2012. Frequent travelling cards can be bought in the building situated before the toll. The office is open daily from 5.30am to 9.30pm.

Prices:

For cars / motor caravans:

> Winter season (12/09 to 19/06 included): €8

> Summer season (20/06 to 11/09 included): €16

For pedestrians and bicycles:

There is no toll for pedestrians and cyclists.

Paths for pedestrians and cyclists are dedicated, safe and separate ways.

For further details, please visit: www.charente-maritime.fr

 

BY RAIL

Regular daily train services operate from Nantes, Bordeaux and Paris-Montparnasse (TGV Atlantique). The journey time from Paris to La Rochelle is under 3 hours.

SNCF information: 3635 and tel.: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35

www.voyages-sncf.com

 

BY BUS

Kéolis - Les Mouettes

Buses of line n° 3 are:

At la rochelle :

• SNCF railway station

• RTCR coach station - Place de Verdun

• Airport (July-August)

• ‘Belvédère’ (car-park situated just before the toll of the bridge)

During the summer season, “Ré Express” buses run from the railway station and stop on request.
The journey time is shorter. Advance booking is not necessary.

Tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver, at any agency of Les Mouettes network, any point of sale of Les Mouettes network, or at SNCF railway station. Bus passes are available for one day, one week, one month or one year.

More information from: +33 (0) 811 36 17 17 (cost of a local call from a land line)

www.lesmouettes-transport.com

The «RTCR» bus compagny (summer season)

RTCR runs a bus service from La Rochelle. Entry to Île de Ré (June, July, August).

And, in July and August, a specially equipped “bike bus” transporting your bike runs from Place de Verdun at Sablanceaux-Plage.

More information from: +33 (0)5 46 34 02 22

www.rtcr.fr

 

by air

AEROPORT LA ROCHELLE-ILE DE RE - Tél. +33 (0)5 46 42 30 26 - www.larochelle.aeroport.fr

> Londres Stansted > Dublin > Bruxelles Charleroi > Porto > East Midlands
RYANAIR - www.ryanair.com

> Southampton > Birmingham > Manchester
FLYBE - www.flybe.com

> Bristol > Londres Gatwick > Geneve
EASYJET - www.easyjet.com

> Ajaccio > Lyon
HOP - www.hop.com

 

by sea

3 marinas
> ARS : +33 (0)5 46 29 25 10 port.arsenre@mairie17.com
> LA FLOTTE : +33 (0)5 46 09 67 66 portlaflotte@orange.fr
> SAINT MARTIN : +33 (0)5 46 09 26 69 portsaintmartindere@wanadoo.



BY TAXI

Numerous taxis are available to take you at the railway station or airport.

A detailed list is available on +33 (0) 5 46 09 00 55

TRANS’AUTONOMIE

Tel. +33 (0) 5 46 67 02 73 / +33 (0) 6 68 94 21 06

BEATRICE TAXI

Tel. +33 (0) 5 46 07 69 48 / +33 (0) 6 24 77 27 49

So for transport of persons.

 

car rental

RELAIS EUROPCAR
Garage Beauregard - Ars en Ré
+33 (0)5 46 51 83 10

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