Getting to Ile de Ré

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  • Driving
  • Bicycling

Car, train, bus, bike - choose how to get to Ile de Ré.

Since 1st January 2012, an environmental tax is payable for crossing the bridge. The rate varies depending on the period and vehicle size. If you are planning to cross more than once, you can buy a pass which reduces the cost of each passage. The office is open every day from 5.30am to 9.30pm.
To contact bridge management call: +33 (0)5 46 00 51 10. Or buy season passes online: www.charente-maritime.fr/pont_re

From Paris: 4 hours 30 minutes
From Bordeaux: 2 hours
From Nantes 1 hour 45 minutes

Crossing is €3 for two-wheel motorised vehicles.

Trains stop at La Rochelle station from Nantes, Bordeaux and Paris-Montparnasse with the high-speed railway service: TGV Atlantique.
SNCF train information: 3635 or https://en.oui.sncf/en/
Paris Montparnasse - La Rochelle: 3 hours

Book your train ticket on https://www.thetrainline.com/fr or on https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

LINES AND COMPANIES 2022 :

  • Chalair: Lyon (all year round)
  • EasyJet: Nice (from 06/27/22 to 09/04/22), London-Gatwick (from 03/27/22 to 10/28/22), Geneva (from 06/28/22 to 09/03/22), Bristol (from 06/30/22 to 09/03/22), Manchester (from 07/03/22 to 09/04/22)

  • Ryanair: Marseille (from 02/05/22 to 28/10/22), London-Stansted (all year), Brussels-Charleroi (from 04/06/22 to 27/09/22), Dublin (from 28/03/22 to 28/10/22), Porto (from 29/03/22 to 29/10/22)

  • Jet2: Manchester (from 05/28/22 to 09/17/22)

For more information, contact La Rochelle-Ile de Ré airport at +33 (0)892 23 01 03 or visit https://www.larochelle.aeroport.fr/en/flights-and-destinations/compagnies-aeriennes/

Note: the right lane when leaving the toll ages is reserved for bikes, and the left lane is reserved for pedestrians. Bridge crossing is free for cyclists and pedestrians.

From Niort via the Vélo Francette 90km (to La Rochelle) cycling route; from Roscoff or Hendaye via the Vélodyssée cycling route which follows the Atlantic coast.

A friendly, reasonable and sustainable way to travel.
Register on: www.covoiturage-iledere.fr or lesmouettes-covoiturage.fr 

Many local professionals provide transport services between the station, the airport and the island.
A complete list here

Line 3 Transdev Nouvelle-Aquitaine :
Line 3/3E "La Rochelle-Ile de Ré" of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region serves the 10 communes of the Ile de Ré and La Rochelle.
Payment in the bus with the driver, no reservation possible.
Single journey 2.30€ and return journey 4.10€.
Company info: https://transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/ - +33 9 70 870 870 (free service)

Transport of luggage/objects in hold, transport of animals, regulations, solidarity cards: official information from the company, click here.

 

RespiRé: electric village shuttles, bridge shuttle and transport on demand:

5 free shuttles allow you to move around the villages of La Flotte, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Loix and Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and are connected with the regional bus line (Line 3).

A shuttle bus also allows you to cross the bridge (La-Rochelle/Belvedère - Rivedoux-Plage/Sablanceaux) for 1€*, with or without a bicycle *(return offered within the limits of available places)

RespiRé à la demande : this service is open to all, without condition, and allows you to be picked up at home and dropped off at one of the stops provided.

Information about possible works on the lines, live bus monitoring at the bottom of the page

 

Ars-en-Ré, La Flotte, Rivedoux-Plage and Saint-Martin-de-Ré offer berths for visitors. It is necessary to contact the harbour office before arrival, unless in the event of an emergency.

Contact the port of Ars: +33 (0)5 46 29 25 10 or port.arsenre@mairie17.com 
Contact the port of La Flotte: +33 (0)5 46 09 67 66 or  portlaflotte@orange.fr 

Contact the port of Rivedoux-Plage: +33 (0)5 46 09 39 39 or rivedoux-plage@mairiel7.com 
or on the municipality website: www.rivedoux-plage.fr

Contact the port of Saint-Martin: +33 (0)5 46 09 26 69 or portsaintmartindere@wanadoo.fr 

Cruises between the islands
Discover the island from the sea! From the old port of La Rochelle to Saint-Martin-de-Ré. 0 825 135 500 et www.inter-iles.com