Train or bus to Mont Saint-Michel
[TIMETABLE UNTIL JUNE 2023]
Here, we list the best ways to go to Mont Saint-Michel by bus or train from Dol de Bretagne : the closest speed train station from Mont Saint Michel.
From Paris take a train and then a bus. It is easy, we explain you in details in this article.
Arriving to Dol de Bretagne
In Paris the train station to go to the West of France is Gare Montparnasse. From there you can take a direct speed train to Dol de Bretagne. The journey will take only 2h20.
For a cheaper option, you can also take a low cost train called Ouigo from Montparnasse to Renne. In Rennes, you change to our local train called TER in direction of Saint-Malo (stop at Dol de Bretagne). In Rennes train station, 10 minutes are enough to change train, it is a small train station, use the underground corridor to change plateform.
Bus to Mont Saint-Michel
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.
To go to Mont Saint-Michel you will need to go to Pontorson (closest city from the Mont Saint-Michel- 10km) and then take the shuttle bus to the Mont. The shuttle will let you right in front of the village, no walking!
Take the bus to Pontorson, in front of Dol de Bretagne train station (3mins walk from Edd Hostel)
From Pontorson train station, take the shuttle that will drop you directly in front of the main door of the village. With this option no need to walk the 45 minutes from the parking lot to the mount.
Mont Saint-Michel to Dol de Bretagne
Finally, it’s now time to come back, you have to take the shuttle to Pontorson and then take the train to Dol de Bretagne. You take the shuttle called «Navette» directly in front of the main gate (see map). It takes more or less 20 minutes to arrive at Pontorson Railway.
Don’t be scared with the timetable, with the option 2 you will have 3hours 1/2 there and it is more than enough. Actually, most of our travellers are coming back with option 1. Why? Because Mont Saint-Michel is a very small place and it is a popular place for tourist so the small streets are often packed. It is a place that you want to see but not where you want to chill out. It is better to come back early and to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in Dol de Bretagne or in Saint-Malo.
If you don»t want to take the bus to Mont Saint-Michel, we also can organize a taxi from Edd Hostel. More you are, cheaper it will be, so try to find other travellers that want to go with you. Taxi are around 60/80 euros ONE WAY.
We usually work with Allo Centrale Taxi 02-99-80-98-22 , call them to book in advance during summer.
Enjoy also Dol de Bretagne
Your journey is going through the village of Dol de Bretagne. Take time to visit it, it is a medieval town with houses of the 12th century.
-take a train to Saint Malo at come back to Dol after 8pm
-take a train to Dinan
Some advises for your day trip!
Advise 1: Tickets for bus can be buy with driver. Ticket for train can be bought online or at the train station. To use train in France, check our article.
Advise 2: Do not go by yourself in the bay, it is dangerous because of quicksands. Book a guide tour at the tourist information if you want to explore the bay.
Advise 3: Before/after your bus ride, do not hesitate to go to visit the village of Dol de Bretagne, you will love the medieval spirit, the cathedral and local businesses.
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!
Etiquetas: Herencia, Mont Saint-Michel, Viaje