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There are 7 ways to get from Île de Ré to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

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Bus via Orléans

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Orléans
  2. Take the bus from Orléans to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

Drive

  1. Drive from Nieul-sur-Mer to Gare Montparnasse

Bus, train to Nantes, fly

  1. Take the bus from Rond-Point Mogette to Pem-Sncf
  2. Take the train from La Roche Sur Yon to Nantes
  3. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train to Bordeaux, fly

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Bus, train, train to Rennes, fly

  1. Take the bus from Rond-Point Mogette to Pem-Sncf
  2. Take the train from La Roche Sur Yon to Nantes
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes
  4. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Paris CDG (CDG)
Île de Ré → Paris
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The most affordable way to get from Île de Ré to Paris is to bus, which costs €15 - €29 and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Île de Ré to Paris is to train which costs €75 - €110 and takes 4h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Île de Ré to Paris. However, there are services departing from Les Allées Vieljeux and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via La Rochelle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 39m.

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The distance between Île de Ré and Paris is 409 km. The road distance is 470.3 km.

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The best way to get from Île de Ré to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €75 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Île de Ré to Paris, including transfers.

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Île de Ré to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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The best way to get from Île de Ré to Paris is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €75 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €29 and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Île de Ré to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Map of how to get from Île de Ré to Paris.
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  • Distance: 409 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Île de Ré, France and Paris, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 every 4 hours. Tickets cost €75 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 53m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from La Rochelle to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 4 times a day. Tickets cost €15 - €20 and the journey takes 7h 15m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €210
Flights from Bordeaux to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Rennes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from La Roche Sur Yon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €33
1st Class
€23 - €27
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from La Roche Sur Yon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from La Rochelle to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from La Rochelle to Orléans
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Orléans to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Rochelle to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Île de Ré to Paris is 470 km. It takes approximately 4h 31m to drive from Île de Ré to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Nantes Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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