La Charente Maritime
5 minutes pour découvrir la Charente Maritime

By Car in La Rochelle

Electric Cars

  • Electric cars are available for hire either ‘à la carte’ (Autoplus) or by subscription (Liselec), tramway, etc.: the Agglomération favours non-polluting transport.
  • Autoplus: offers electric cars leaving from the Place de Verdun, the same yellow as the bikes, for half-day or full-day hire.
  • Liselec: The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to travel around all of the 'agglomération rochelaise’ (La Rochelle Agglomeration) . Subscription costs 5.50 Euros or 2 Euros per month (according to the package chosen and reductions applicable), giving you a pass for access to one of 50 cars throughout 7 resorts: Port des Minimes, EIGSI, Médiathèque, Gare, Arsenal, Verdun and Aytré (Place des Charmilles). Cost is calculated according to time and mileage.

At the end of each month, the user receives a bill and a detailed statement of all routes taken.


Taxi Services

  • 109 bus stops over the 18 communes of the Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle provide the means for an extra service in addition to Autoplus Buses/Coaches: taxis at a ‘Public Service’ price. Routes are between the 3 call posts of the Town Centre (Gabut: post 5, Place de Verdun: post 22, Grosse Horloge: post 23) and the 109 bus stops throughout the Communauté d’Agglomération of La Rochelle or vice-versa. The price of the route is calculated according to the zone of the destination and/or departure. It remains the same whatever the number of people carried (from 1 to 4). The taxi picks you up and sets you down at one of the 3 central posts or one of the 109 ‘Taxi Autoplus’ bus stops.
  • To contact the Taxi Autoplus switchboard, call 05 46 41 17 17


Car Park Shuttles

The Jean Moulin Park ‘n’ Ride (opposite the Parc des expositions/Exhibition Centre) offers drivers the possibility to park just outside La Rochelle town centre. Only 500 metres from the town centre, this carpark is free and has a shuttle service (paying). But it is easy to get the town centre on foot! By avoiding the difficulties of traffic and the search for a hypothetical place to park, you contribute to a better environment in the town centre. From the Parc Relais (Park ‘n’ Ride), a number of public transport solutions are available to complete your journey.


Motorway Network

Two motorways pass through Charente-Maritime: the A10 and the A837. By the A10, there are exits at Saint-Jean d'Angély, Saintes, Pons, Mirambeau and Jonzac. The Mirambeau - Jonzac exit is 45 minutes from the international airport of Bordeaux-Mérignac. By the A837, Saintes is 45 minutes from La Rochelle. From North to South, parallel to the coast. These towns are only a few dozen kilometres from the motorway entries/exits nos. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38. From the A10 motorway, the French and European motorway networks make large European towns a reasonable time distance away from each other in the best conditions of security.