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There are 5 ways to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus or taxi

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Fly to Nantes, train  •  13h 35m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Nantes (NTE) ORK - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Saintes

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Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  11h 54m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Bordeaux (BOD) ORK - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  9h 57m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Paris CDG (CDG) ORK - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Royan

Car ferry, drive  •  17h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Drive from Roscoff to Les Mathes

Car ferry, bus, taxi  •  26h 4m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Take the bus from Morlaix to Rennes
  3. Take the bus from Rennes to Niort
  4. Take a taxi from Mauze Tombouctou to Les Mathes
Ireland → France
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International entry into France from Ireland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Monaco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, Suriname and Turkey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Health declaration required
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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Les Mathes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Les Mathes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Les Mathes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from France.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes is to fly and train, which costs €70 - €190 and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes is to fly and train which costs €160 - €290 and takes 9h 57m.

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The distance between Cork Airport (ORK) and Les Mathes is 867 km.

The best way to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes without a car is to car ferry and bus and taxi which takes 26h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 35m to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 20m and has one stopover.

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Les Mathes is 1h ahead of Cork Airport (ORK). It is currently 10:37 PM in Cork Airport (ORK) and 11:37 PM in Les Mathes.

Aer Lingus, KLM and Air France offer flights from Cork Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Les Mathes. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes.
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  • Distance: 867.5 km
  • Duration: 13h 35m

What companies run services between Cork Airport (ORK), Ireland and Les Mathes, France?

There is no direct connection from Cork Airport (ORK) to Les Mathes. However, you can fly to Nantes, take the walk to Aéroport, take the bus to Gare Sud, take the walk to Nantes, take the train to Saintes, take the train to Royan, take the walk to ROYAN - Gare, then take the line 5 bus to Les Mathes. Alternatively, you can fly to Bordeaux, take the walk to Aéroport, take the line 39 bus to Gare de Pessac Alouette, take the walk to Pessac Alouette, take the train to Bordeaux St Jean, take the train to Saintes, take the train to Royan, take the walk to ROYAN - Gare, then take the line 5 bus to Les Mathes.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €230
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Bordeaux via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cork to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
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 Nantes to Saintes
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Angouleme to Royan
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€85 - €110
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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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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
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Rennes to Niort
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries
Other operators
Taxi from Mauze Tombouctou to Les Mathes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Estimated price
€160 - €200
Taxi Jimmy
Phone
+33 6 74 57 10 62
Alieniortaxi
Phone
+33 6 08 60 55 75
Website
alieniortaxi.fr

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