There are 11 ways to get from London to Île de Ré by train, bus, car, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 38 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

$174 - $353

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from London to La Rochelle Ouibus

$38 - $54

9 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 39 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

$111 - $203

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

$278 - $335

Fly London Gatwick to La Rochelle  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to La Rochelle (LRH) LGW - LRH

$151 - $643

Fly London Stansted to La Rochelle  •  6 h 14 min

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

$70 - $682

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

$121 - $621

Fly London Gatwick to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  7 h 48 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

$75 - $240

Train to Southampton, fly to La Rochelle  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to La Rochelle (LRH) SOU - LRH

$211 - $895

Train to London Luton, fly to Nantes, train, line 155 bus  •  8 h 9 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

$102 - $327

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 19 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 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Île de Ré is to bus which costs £28 - £45 and takes 16 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Île de Ré is to fly which costs £110 - £490 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from London to Île de Ré, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Île de Ré. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Paradis via La Rochelle Gare Parvis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 3 min.

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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 38 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Nantes to La Roche sur Yon
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
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
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF
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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
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
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 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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
$4 - $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 Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85

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