TRAVELLING TO ILE DE RÉ
The Île de Ré is located on France’s atlantic coast, and is easily accessible via various modes of transport.
By car or motorcycle
Île de Ré has been connected to the mainline by a bridge since 1988. It is 3 km long and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A toll is located at the start of the bridge on the mainland, at a place called Belvédère.
When you arrive an ecotax fee is charged, which contributes to the protection of Île de Ré and its environment.
The fee differs by season:
Low season, from 1st Jan to 19th June, and from 12th Sept to 31st Dec
High season, from 20th June to 11th Sept
For cars, the fee is €8 return in low season and €16 in high season.
For scooters and motorcycles the fee is €3 all year
Pedestrians and bicycles can cross toll-free.
For more information on the toll and tariffs, you can contact the management on +33.(0)5.46.00.51.10 or go to the Pont de l’Île de Ré website.
Île de Ré can be accessed by bus number 3/3E "La Rochelle - Ile de Ré" from La Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine service, from La Rochelle (SNCF train station, or town centre Place Verdun). The bus serves all villages.
For timetable and fares, you can go to https://transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/ or by phone on +33.(0)9.70.870.870.
The closest station is at La Rochelle, located 12 kms from the Île de Ré bridge.
The TGV links La Rochelle and Paris several times per day, and Nantes and Bordeaux are linked by TER trains.
For timetable and fares, you can contact SNCF on 3635 or go to the SNCF website
Île de Ré is close to La Rochelle- Île de Ré airport, located next to the bridge, with links to many destinations throughout Europe.
Many routes are available depending on the season, including to the United Kingdom, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, and Portugal.
You can come to Île de Ré by boat and take advantage of the visitors’ moorings during your stay, in the ports of Ars-en-Ré, La Flotte, Saint-Martin-de-Ré or Rivedoux-Plage.
For booking or any request, you need to contact port master's office
- Capitainerie d'Ars-en-Ré
Tél. : +33.(0)18.104.22.168.10
- Capitainerie de la Flotte
Tél. : +33.(0)5.46.09.67.66
- Capitainerie Rivedoux-Plage
Tél. : +33.(0)5.46.09.39.39
- Capitainerie de Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Tél. : +33.(0)5.46.09.26.69