News: starting from 7th April, you will be able to make your way to the jetty, which is only a few hundred metres from our La Rochelle hotel, and board a sea shuttle to the Ile de Ré.
On Saturday 7th April, the L’amour des îles shuttle boat will appear at the jetty opposite the multimedia library (la Médiathèque) for its maiden voyage to the port of St.Martin-de-Ré. The service between Ile de Ré and the Continent will be provided by the La Rochelle company ‘Inter-Iles’, operating 2 return trips each day from April to June and in September, and 3 to 4 return trips in July and August.This new service is a blessing for visitors to our maritime city as it will enable them to make the most of all that the Ile de Ré has to offer without having to use the car and risk getting stuck in the heavy traffic which often blights the bridge that links the island to the mainland. The boat has room for 100 passengers and some 30 bikes, and the journey of 20km takes roughly an hour. At both ends there are bike hire possibilities for those looking to enjoy the cycle paths around La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré. Roll on Spring time!
Return tickets cost: €22.50 for adults / €15.50 for children (4-17 years old) / €4 for a child under 4 years old / €6.50 per bike
(Published on February 28, 2018)