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There are 3 ways to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ter / ...

74€ - 114€

Cheapest option

Bus, line 0003 bus  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle Toulouse > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...
  2. Take the line 0003 bus from Place de Verdun to Cognacq Jay 0003

12€ - 16€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré 205.8 km

22€ - 35€

Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré by bus

The bus journey time between Bordeaux and Saint-Martin-de-Ré is around 4h 14m and covers a distance of around 207 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 48m. Operated by Blablabus, Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, FlixBus and others, the Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré bus service departs from Bordeaux City Centre and arrives in Cognacq Jay. Typically 20 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
4h 14m
Fastest bus time:
3h 48m
Buses per week:
20
Cheapest price:
12€
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
03:10
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré bus schedules

Bordeaux → Saint-Martin-de-Ré
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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré is to bus and line 0003 bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Cognacq Jay via Place de Verdun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Saint-Martin-de-Ré is 163 km. The road distance is 205.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bordeaux City Centre station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 0003 bus, which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 4h 42m.

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Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré bus services, operated by Les Mouettes Transport, arrive at Cognacq Jay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré.

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  • Distance: 163.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France?

SNCF operates a train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Saint-Martin-de-Ré via La Rochelle and Place de Verdun in around 4h 42m.

Train operators
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 Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bordeaux to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Place de Verdun to Cognacq Jay
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2€
Website
Les Mouettes Transport

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