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Train or bus to Mont Saint-Michel

 

You are wondering if there is a bus or train to Mont Saint-Michel?  Here, we list best ways to Mont Saint-Michel by bus or train directly from Edd Hostel. We are located just behind the railway station of Dol’s town, it is from there that you can take the bus or train to Mont Saint-Michel.

Because of Covid-19 the official line is close for the moment but no worries, the Edd Team found a solution to be abble to go there! We will update the timetable as soon as we have more info but you can consider that the following schedule is running until end of August 2020. The bus stop in Dol de Bretagne is located in front of the train station.

 

Dol train

 

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. If you need more info about your visit there, do not hesitate to contact them direclty.

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!

map mont saint michel

 

Bus to go and train to come back 

 

With this new timetable you will have 3H30 at the Mont Saint-Michel. No worries it is a small island and village so you have enought time to explore. Also the shuttle bus will drop you at the entrance of the village (see map)  so you won’t have to do the 30mins walk from the parking to the village!

Once in the village, we advise not to stay in the main street, go up on the remparts or turn left in one of the small street and get lost in the village. Actually, it is quite impossible to get lost because it is small and it is an island!

It is 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.

Remember on the way in you take Bus + Shuttle and on the way back you take Shuttle + Train!

If you want to stay more, we wrote down the time of the last bus 17.55pm, but there is no shuttle to arrive on time (thanks french administration!) so you will have to find a way to do the 10km from the Mont to Pontorson! Some of our guest have done it. There is lot of tourist at the Mont Saint-Michel so you can find a ride easily if you are not to shy!

 

pontorson

Unfortunately, public transport for tourism is not important for our region and politics so it is now impossible to reach Mont Saint-Michel from Dol de Bretagne on Saturday and Sunday. We are sorry for that but do not hesitate to complain here. 

bus stop

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. The abbey changed some policies about entrance for the summer 2020. You must book entrance ticket in advance. Please check their website to keep up upadtes.

Because of Covid-19 it is mandatory to wear a mask in Mont Saint-Michel and the abbey.

 Private Shuttle

 

If you don”t want to take the bus to Mont Saint-Michel, we also can organize a private shuttle from Edd Hostel. In the morning at 9.00 and back at 5pm, the ride will be 30mins and there is 7 seats in the bus. It costs 20€/pers with a minimum of 4 participants.

Private shuttle stop for Edd Hostel is in front of the gate of the Parking 2 in Mont Saint-Michel. Book in advance only at reception.

 

 

Dol de Bretagne

 

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 ! As you arrive back quite early here are some options if you want more activities :

-take our free bike and visit Mont-Dol and Menhir 

-take a train to Saint Malo at come back to Dol after 8pm

-take a train to Dinan

 

Dol de Bretagne

 

 

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 forget your mask to get in the bus to Mont Saint-Michel, you will need it also in the village.

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. 

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

  • Anna  - 

    Hello. How can I get to your hostel from the FlixBus stop at Mont Saint Michel?

    • Mr Explore  - 

      Hello Anna! To come to EddHostel from Mt St Michel, there is a direct bus to Dol that leaves the Mount around 4PM every day 😉 .You can get this one, otherwise you can take a bus to Pontorson, then a train to Dol. Or another option would be to take the taxi, but it is more expensive (around 50Euros). 😉

  • Mona  - 

    Thanks for your advices!

    I spent a great day un Mont St Michel !

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