La Charente Maritime
5 minutes pour découvrir la Charente Maritime

Travelling by Bus in Charente-Maritime

From the Royan beach to the citadel of Saint-Martin de Ré, six means of transport are available.

in Charente-Maritime

The Pass'Partout 17

Based on the concept of the ‘carte orange’, the Pass’Partout 17 is a transport ticket valid throughout Charente-Maritime. It can also be used on a combination of transport networks (bus + coach, coach + train + bus for example).


OCECARS on lines 51 (La Rochelle-Rochefort-Royan) and 60 (Rochefort-Saintes)

CITRAM POITOU-CHARENTES on line 17 La Rochelle-Surgères

KEOLIS LITTORAL on line 17 La Rochelle Surgères

Cars Météreau : La Rochelle/Oléron

Cars Aunis Saintonge : Saintes/ Oléron/ Royan


In the Communaute d’Agglomeration of La Rochelle

The Bus Autoplus

This network is one of the most practical means of transport in and around La Rochelle, avoiding all parking problems in the town centre. The buses of the RTCR provide the service of the Communauté d’Agglomération of La Rochelle.

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Electric Shuttles

The shuttles provide the link from the Park ‘n’ Ride car park to Les Dames Blanches every 10 minutes from 9:30 am – 8 pm. There are no defined bus stops on the circuit; just let the driver know where you want to get on or off.

People with Reduced Mobility :

The GIHP (Groupement pour l’Insertion des Handicapés et Personnes à mobilité réduite/ Group for the Integration of the Disabled and Persons of Reduced Mobility) provides the Minibus Autoplus service, under the responsibility of the RTCR. There are 10 specially-equipped minibuses to transport persons of reduced mobility. By offering an adapted service, that takes into account the specific needs of persons with reduced mobility, the Communauté d’Agglomération of La Rochelle has a very complete range of means of urban transport. Similarly, the new electric shuttle ferry providing the link between the Vieux Port and the Ville en Bois is equipped for wheelchair access.

Contact :

L’espace autoplus, Place de Verdun à La Rochelle : Tel. 05 46 34 02 22


In the Town of Rochefort

R'bus Network

This network is made up of 6 lines and 150 bus stops in Rochefort and Tonnay-Charente. It is completed by the TGV shuttle (Rochefort/Surgères) and a transport service on request.


In the town of Saintes

BUSS Network

This network has 3 bus lines, as well as a secondary school shuttle, a Primary and Nursery school shuttle and a bus from Saintes to the outlying communes.

Tel. 05 46 92 99 00


On the Ile de Re


Coaches are available departing from in front of the SNCF station of La Rochelle and taking you directly to the Ile de Ré.