There are 11 ways to get from London to Île de Ré by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, night bus, car, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$173 - $344

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Fly London Stansted to La Rochelle  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to La Rochelle (LRH) STN - LRH

$69 - $682

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to La Rochelle Ouibus

$85 - $122

Train, car ferry, night bus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the night bus from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle

$90 - $262

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

$275 - $332

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

$106 - $203

Fly London Heathrow to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nantes (NTE) LHR - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
  3. Take the line 155 bus from La Roche-sur-Yon to La Tranche-sur-Mer - Rond point de la Mogette

$119 - $620

Fly London Gatwick to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
  3. Take the line 155 bus from La Roche-sur-Yon to La Tranche-sur-Mer - Rond point de la Mogette

$73 - $238

Train to London Luton, fly to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
  4. Take the line 155 bus from La Roche-sur-Yon to La Tranche-sur-Mer - Rond point de la Mogette

$99 - $326

Fly London Stansted to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
  3. Take the line 155 bus from La Roche-sur-Yon to La Tranche-sur-Mer - Rond point de la Mogette

$82 - $318

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$93 - $275

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London to Île de Ré. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Paradis via Lille and La Rochelle Gare Parvis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 18 min.

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The distance between London and Île de Ré is 374 miles.

The best way to get from London to Île de Ré without a car is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from London to Île de Ré, including transfers.

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London to Île de Ré bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London to Île de Ré is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to La Rochelle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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London to Île de Ré bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Île de Ré is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 9:32 PM in London and 10:32 PM in Île de Ré.

Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Île de Ré.
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  • Distance: 373.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from London to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, La Rochelle Ville, and La Rochelle Gare Parvis in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, Ryanair flies from London to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré 5 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $38
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 La Roche sur Yon
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lille to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sovetours
Phone
(0251) 623166
Website
sovetours.com
Bus from La Roche-sur-Yon to La Tranche-sur-Mer - Rond point de la Mogette
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
sovetours.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $65
Car
$95 - $190
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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There are 702+ hotels available in Île de Ré. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 45 min and costs .

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