You are wondering if there is a bus or train to Mont Saint-Michel? Here, we list the 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 able to get 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 2021. Thus, the bus stop in Dol de Bretagne is located in front of the train station.
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. 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!
Bus to go and train to come back
You now need to go through Pontorson to reach Mont Saint-Michel by bus. Pontorson is around 10km from the Mont. Electric shuttle of the Mont Saint-Michel are often doing the ride from Pontorson and this historical place. Below you will find a timetable that we made that’s got the right connection with Dol de Bretagne’s bus, easy! So with this timetable, depending on your choice of transportation, you can stay half a day or the whole day at the Mont. The shuttle leaves you and takes you in front of this monumental village (you are saving 30minutes of walk from the parking!). Don’t worry it’s largely enough as the Mont Saint-Michel is quite small so you have the time to explore everything!
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 streets and get lost in the village. Actually, it is quite impossible to get lost because it’s really small and it’s an island!
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.
The other option till the end of September is to take the bus KEOLIS from Saint-Malo. Be careful as the ticket’s price includes both ways.
Given that, during the week the Mont’s shuttle leaves you and picks you up at the location indicated on the map.
For us, the best is to take option 1, do not worrie, 3h is enough to visit this small village. Believe us, all our guests do it!
There is a slight difference on saturday regarding the timetable 🙂
The bus leaves at 11am, which is perfect as it leaves you enough time to visit Dol’s saturday market!
Here is the timetable:
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.
The Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is a village, so it is open 24/24 however the abbey is a museum so has opening hours. The abbey is open every day except the 1st of January, the 1st of May and the 25th of December. Also, ithanged some policies about entrance for the summer 2020. You must book entrance ticket in advance. Please check their website to keep up updates.
Because of Covid-19 it is mandatory to wear a mask in Mont Saint-Michel and the abbey.
Dol de Bretagne
Once you arrive at Dol de Bretagne by bus, cross the railway by using the underground path. Afterwards cross the car park. At last 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 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 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!
Tags: Heritage, Mont-Saint-Michel, Trip