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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 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.

Dol train


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!

map mont saint michel


Bus to go and train to come back 


To go


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!


Way back

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.


bus stop

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! 


On Saturday


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:


 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.


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 :

-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 😉




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
      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  - 


    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  - 

      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。
      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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