The East in detail

Flights & getting there

Most visitors rent a car to explore eastern Réunion, especially to get around the Hauts (hills).

Regular buses connect St-Denis with the main coastal towns, including Ste-Suzanne, St-André, Ste-Anne, Bras-Panon and St-Benoît (one hour, €2). From St-Benoît, which is the main transport hub along the east coast, buses travel further south along the coast to St-Philippe (1¼ hours, €2), St-Joseph and St-Pierre. Some buses also serve St-Pierre via the cross-island road (two hours, €2) that passes through Plaine-des-Palmistes and Plaine-des-Cafres.