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How to go to Mont Saint-Michel without car

The 8th Wonder of the World, how to go to Mont Saint-Michel without a car?

 

You will soon know how to go to Mont Saint-Michel without a car, it’s actually pretty easy! Here, we list you how to go there directly from Edd Hostel. We are located just behind the railway station of Dol de Bretagne so it is really easy to find us and really easy to go to the Mont Saint-Michel in direct bus in only 30 mins!

How to go to Mont Saint-Michel without a car trainstation

Situated in the middle of a bay, the Mont Saint-Michel  welcomes nearly two and a half million people every year this includes visitors, pilgrims and tourists. At the entrance of this medieval town is the ancient Burgher’s Guardroom now the Tourist Office.

 

Departures to Mont Saint-Michel 

(The departure time varies of 5/10 mins depending on the season, so please check in advance )

Bus stop to go to the Mont Saint-Michel is in front of the railway station main entrance. Cross the railway from Edd Hostel thanks to the fancy underground passage (you will find it when you go down to the train station from the hostel). You will need less than 5mins to reach the bus stop !

 

Everyday’s departure => 10 : 55 AM (It takes 30min)

Saturday, Sunday and Bankn Holiday’s departures => 10 : 55 AM and 12 : 25 AM (It takes 30min)

 

Bus lets you in the Mont Saint-Michel just in front of the Tourist Information Center. There you will also find toilets or free wifi 😉

Mont Saint-Michel is a village so it is open 24/24 however the abbey is a museum so has openning hours. The abbey is open every day except the 1st of January, the 1st of May and the 25th of December.

– from 2 may to 31 august : 9 am to 7 pm, last admission at 6 pm.

– from 1 september to 30 april : 9.30 am to 6 pm, last admission at 5 pm.

Back to Edd hostel

Now you know how to go to Mont Saint-Michel without a car! But how are you coming back?

 

(The bus departure time varies of 5/10mins depending on the season, so please check in advance )

 

There is two ways to go back to EddHostel from the Mont Saint-Michel. You can either take the public bus or you can take the private shuttle of EddHostel!

Bus stop in Mont Saint-Michel is in front of the Tourist Information Center. Same way to return at Edd Hostel.

Private shuttle stop for EddHostel is in front of the gate of the Parking 2 in Mont Saint-Michel.

 

How to book the private shuttle…

You need to be at least 4 people booking the shuttle on the same day for it to be available. If there is less than 4 people, there won’t be any departure.

You can only book it through EddHostel reception!

Price: 11 euros per person

 

Bus schedules:

Everyday’s departure => 16 : 05 PM

 

Private shuttle schedule:

From Monday to Saturday departure => 18 : 30 PM

 

Best way to enjoy Mont Saint-Michel at the fullest is to take the bus from Dol de Bretagne at 10 : 55 AM, and then coming back using the private shuttle of EddHostel at 18 : 30 PM! That way you can spend a whole day in the Mont and even take some time to visit its wonderful bay 😉

Don’t forget you need to be 4 guests booking the shuttle at least for it to be available. That’s a good reason to make new friends 🙂

Once you arrive at Dol de Bretagne by bus, cross the railway by using the underground path, cross the car park and here we are, waiting for you to tell us how was your day !

If you comes in using the private shuttle, you will arrive directly at the hostel 🙂

 

Some advises!

Advise 1: Tickets to Mont Saint-Michel: 15€ / return . Buy tickets in advance at the train station or directly in the bus with correct amount of cash or credit card.  In summer, try to book because the bus can be quickly full. You can buy online on Sncf website.

Advise 2: Once you arrive on site at the Mont Saint Michel, you have 2 options: you can use the free electric shuttle that will drive you to the village, or you can walk 20 mins , crossing the wooden bridge to arrive to the wander. Edd Hostel Team thinks you should walk and admire the wonder by getting closer step by step! (Japanese article)

Advise 3: Before your bus , do not hesitate to go to visit the village of Dol de Bretagne, you will love the medieval spirit, the cathedral and local businesses. More info.

Advise 4: Buy a sandwich directly in a bakery in Dol de Bretagne. It is cheaper and much better that at the Mont !

Advise 5: Once you are in Mont Saint-Michel intra-muros, turn left after the town hall and get lost in the village. Don’t stay in the main street, it is for tourist, not eddplorers 😉

 

 

USEFUL LINKS :

Tourist info website

To avoid queue to visit the abbey, buy your ticket online.

For more info do not hesitate to read or other articles. To go to Mont Saint-Michel by bike read here our eddventure!

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  • Benjamin fronda  - 

    What is the nearest airport to be with..i will come from milan.

    • Mr Explore  - 

      Hi Benjamin! Nearest airport is Rennes. You will find all information about how to come to us on : Hope we will see you soon 😉

  • WANG,YU-AN  - 

    If I want to back to the hostel after 9 pm from mont-saint -Michel. Are there any suggestion for transport ?

    • Mr Explore  - 

      The only option is to take shuttle from Mont Saint Michel to Pontorson (10km from Mont St Michel) and bus or train to Dol. It really depends of the date (schedule change in summer) and day you want to come. For example friday and Sunday there is late bus at 21.15 . From Monday to Thursday last bus is at 19.15 You can check train schedule on https://www.oui.sncf/
      If you have more questions you can send us an email with more details 😉

  • 植松トイッカ 輝代 Uematsu-Toikka Teruyo  - 

    初めまして。

    ドル・ド・ブルターニュの駅前から、モンサンミッシェルまでバス賃は、いくらですか?
    モンサンミッシェルの聖地(大聖堂)内へは、有料ですか? 
    有料の場合は、いくら?
    カード払い可能 又は現金のみ?

    宜しく お願い致します。

    • Mr Explore  - 

      輝代さん、こんにちは!
      コメントありがとうございます! 
      そしてご予約もありがとうございます♪
      Dol de bretagne駅前から、モンサンミッシェルまでは片道8ユーロで、バス内で現金で支払えます。現金がない場合は、事前に駅でカードでも購入できます。
      モンサンミッシェルの大聖堂は有料で大人10ユーロで、カードでも支払い可能と思います。
      いらっしゃるのを楽しみにしてますね!
      EDDhostel Nana

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