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There are 11 ways to get from Dublin to Les Mathes by plane, train, car ferry, car, ferry, bus, shuttle or taxi

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Recommended

Fly to La Rochelle, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to La Rochelle (LRH)
  2. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes

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Fly to Bordeaux, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bordeaux (BOD)
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

Fly to Nantes, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Nantes (NTE)
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Saintes

Fly to Poitiers, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Poitiers (PIS)
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Royan

Fly to Paris CDG, train

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

Fly to Toulouse, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Toulouse (TLS)
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Les Mathes

Car ferry, train, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Caen
  3. Take the train from Caen to Tours
  4. Take the train from Tours to Chantonnay
  5. Drive from Luçon to Les Mathes

Ferry, train, bus, shuttle, car ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Gentbrugge to Amélie / Soulac Sur Mer
  6. Take the car ferry from Le Verdon to Royan

Car ferry, train, bus, shuttle

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Gentbrugge to Amélie / Soulac Sur Mer
  6. Take the car ferry from Le Verdon to Royan

Ferry, train, bus, taxi

  1. Take the ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Hereford to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon
  5. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Niort
  6. 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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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
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, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Ireland

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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Les Mathes is to fly and train which costs €50 - €210 and takes 12h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin to Les Mathes is to fly and train which takes 11h 1m and costs €55 - €240.

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The distance between Dublin and Les Mathes is 923 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Les Mathes without a car is to ferry and train and bus and taxi which takes 42h 49m and costs €360 - €480.

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It takes approximately 12h 18m to get from Dublin to Les Mathes, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to La Rochelle Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Les Mathes is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 10:27 PM in Dublin and 11:27 PM in Les Mathes.

Aer Lingus, Jet2.com, easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Les Mathes.
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  • Distance: 922.8 km
  • Duration: 12h 18m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Les Mathes, France?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Les Mathes. However, you can take the line 703 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to La Rochelle, take the walk to Aéroport, take the bus to Gare SNCF, take the walk to La Rochelle Ville, 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 take the line 703 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, 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.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to La Rochelle via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€20 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€11 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€12 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Poitiers via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Dublin to Poitiers via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Dublin to Poitiers via Kerry, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€11 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Dublin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Dublin to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Dublin to La Rochelle via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €300
Flights from Dublin to La Rochelle via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dublin to La Rochelle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Dublin to La Rochelle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €30
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Poitiers to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €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
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Cherbourg to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Caen to Tours
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Tours to Chantonnay
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€23 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
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 Poitiers to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €39
1st Class
€28 - €34
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
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Hereford
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
tfw.wales
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
Bus from Hereford to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Union Ivkoni
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Gentbrugge to Amélie / Soulac Sur Mer
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€130
Book at
Starliner
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
RegioJet
RegioJet a.s.
Website
regiojet.cz
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €45
Schedules at
regiojet.cz
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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Niort
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€65 - €80
Ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
TransGironde
Phone
0974 500 033
Website
gironde.fr
Car ferry from Le Verdon to Royan
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €18
Website
TransGironde
Passenger
€3
Car
€18
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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