Transportation

Bus in La Rochelle

Yélo

Local transport company Yélo has its bus hub and information office inside the Maison de la Mobilité on place de Verdun. It also runs the city's Bus de Mer and cross-port ferry Le Passeur, and the city's public bike…
Bus in La Rochelle

Les Mouettes

Bus company Les Mouettes ('The Seagulls') operates buses year-round to various towns in Charente-Maritimes, including to/from Île de Ré. Buses depart several times a day from both place de Verdun and the train stati…
Boat in Cap Ferret

Les Bateliers Arcachonnais

Boats run by Les Bateliers Arcachonnais sail to Cap Ferret's Jetée Bélisaire year-round from Arcachon (adult/child €7/5, 30 minutes, at least hourly). In summer, seasonal boats link Cap Ferret with the Dune du Pilat…
Ferry in La Rochelle

Bus de Mer

This small solar-powered ferry links the Vieux Port with the beach suburb of Les Minimes in 20 minutes. Sailings depart daily April to September; weekends only October to March. Boats sail from the Vieux Port every …
Airport in La Rochelle

Aéroport La Rochelle-Île de Ré

La Rochelle Airport, north of the city centre off the N237, has a variety of flights to several British, Irish and European airports.
Train Station in La Rochelle

Train Station

The train station is linked by TGV to Paris' Gare Montparnasse (from €40, 3¼ hours). Other destinations served by regular direct trains include Nantes (from €14, 1¾ hours), Poitiers (from €17.50, 1½ hours) and Borde…
Ferry in La Rochelle

Le Passeur

Le Passeur is a five-minute, cross-port ferry service linking Tour de la Chaîne with the Avant Port. It runs when there are passengers – press the red button on the board at the top of the gangplank to beckon a boat…
Bicycle Rental in La Rochelle

Greenbike

Rent pea-green beach cruiser bikes, city bikes, tandems, electric bikes and all the accompanying gear – baskets, helmets, children's seats and trailers – at this shop by Tour St-Nicolas. You'll need to leave your pa…
Airport in Bordeaux

Aéroport de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Airport is in Mérignac, 10km west of the city centre. It has domestic and international flights to many western European and North African destinations. Low-cost airlines use the Billi Terminal.
Train Station in Poitiers

Train Station

The Poitiers train station has direct links to Bordeaux (€38, 1¾ hours), La Rochelle (€25.10, 1½ hours) and many other cities including Paris' Gare Montparnasse (from €67, 1¾ hours, 12 daily).