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There are 4 ways to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Gare Routière Ter Quai A1 to Bressuire - Gare SNCF
  2. Take the train from Bressuire to Les Sables D'olonne

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Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Poitiers to La Rochelle
  2. Take the night bus from La Rochelle to La Roche sur Yon

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
  2. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Pem-Sncf

Drive

  1. Drive from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne

Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Poitiers and Château-d'Olonne is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 220 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 23m. Operated by Deux-Sèvres Mobilitie 79, SNCF and Sables d’Olonne Agglomération, the Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne service departs from Gare Routière Ter Quai A1 and arrives in Plissonneau. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
5h 20m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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Poitiers → Château-d'Olonne
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The cheapest way to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne is to bus and night bus which costs €18 - €26 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne is to drive which costs €25 - €40 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne. However, there are services departing from Poitiers and arriving at Office du Tourisme via La Rochelle and Pem-Sncf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Poitiers and Château-d'Olonne is 160 km. The road distance is 202.7 km.

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The best way to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 20m and costs €18 - €40.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne, including transfers.

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Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Poitiers station.

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Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at La Roche sur Yon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne is 203 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne.

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Map of how to get from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne.
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  • Distance: 159.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Poitiers, France and Château-d'Olonne, France?

There is no direct connection from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne. However, you can take the bus to Bressuire - Gare SNCF, take the walk to Bressuire, take the train to Les Sables D'olonne, take the walk to Gare SNCF-2, then take the bus to Plissonneau. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Poitiers to Château-d'Olonne via La Rochelle, La Rochelle, La Roche sur Yon, and Pem-Sncf in around 6h 45m.

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 Bressuire to Les Sables D'olonne
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Bus operators
Deux-Sèvres Mobilitie 79
Email
Mobilite79@deux-sevres.fr
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Gare Routière Ter Quai A1 to Bressuire - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€2
Website
Deux-Sèvres Mobilitie 79
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 Poitiers to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from La Rochelle to La Roche sur Yon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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
blablacar.fr
Bus from Poitiers to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Aléop en Vendée (Sovetours)

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