Mont Saint Michel Transportation

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    Day trip from Paris

    by Maryimelda Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    Le Mont Saint Michel can be comfortably reached in the course of a day trip from Paris. I travelled by TGV from Gare Montparnasse at 7.05am to Rennes where I transferred immediately on to a bus which took me the rest of the way to the Mont.

    Total travel time is somewhere between three to four hours each way, but I still had plenty of time to see what I wanted to at MSM and a leisurely lunch and shopping time were included. I was back in Paris in plenty of time for dinner.

    I speak of this method of travel only because it is what I did and did quite successfully. There are other options available and there is even accommodation available if you decide you would like to enjoy MSM overnight.

    Bus parking on the causeway.
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  • from paris an easy way to go to mont st michel...

    by marc.lm Written Feb 2, 2006

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    a relax and unforgettable day trip to mt st michel from paris ? Yes it is easy, only if you want to be sure having a great experience and save time! A cie named Westcapades organize day trip including TGV and like a guided tour with minicoach and guide/driver. You can stop in 3 very historical places Dinan a medieval jewel!, St-Malo a walled port facing the ocean, and the unique mount st michel surrounded by the ocean twice per day...you can have a look on this website and will be surprised about marc and geraldine who are real professionals who know so well Brittany and all western francefor any other type of trip like goling cultural historical sports festivals parties good food... 78 euro per person http://www.westcapades.com

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    No train?

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Saint Michel has no train links unfortunately, so I guess the bus is your best option.
    St Michel is in Normandy, (from St Malo follow the coast to the east and just before it takes a sharp climb north thats St Michel).

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    How to get here in and out

    by gwened Updated Sep 6, 2014

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    again the best way is the car, to help you the www.viamichelin.com site is pretty good, you should compare with a paper map as sometimes they tend to guide you too commercially...
    You set out from Paris on the autoroute de normandie A13, pay 14,70€ in tolls at four stops,then proceeds past Caen on the A84 past Avranches direction Rennes, by Pontaubault /Ducey you take the N175 ,exit 8 or sortie, signs clearly tells you MSM, Pontorson, before reaching Pontorson bear right ont he D976 direct to Mont Saint Michel

    bear in mind from now the parking is not accessable on the mont but only at the mainland area ,parking is about 12,50€ and can be paid with visa/MC, buses take you in closer.
    However, update, there is a new passarelle promenade open just now, you can walk all the way to the MSM without having to take a bus. You will see water and plants on both sides but will remain dry, there would be a middle road for the buses navettes to arrive and the horse wagons,
    from October 2014 the digue will begin to be phase out and soon by 2015 it will be an island that can be visited on foot yeararound. This digue route of 1 km long will join the passarelle on pylons for another 760 meters, and at the end the esplanade of arrival of the mont saint michel!!

    by train/bus
    gare de Pontorson is nearest and can be reach by the TGV from Paris Montparnasse via Rennes or Dol de Bretagne then bus Pontorson-MSM or Dol de Bretagne – Le Mont-Saint-Michel.
    Trains from Paris Saint-Lazare towards Caen then local train TER from Caen to Pontorson, then the bus Pontorson – MDM.
    TRains from Paris Montparnasse towards Granville, correspondance at Folligny towards Pontorson then bus Pontorson – MSM.
    take the navette MSM Pontorson
    http://transports.manche.fr/

    the site of dept 50 Manche, to tell about schedule on the bus, see maneo service express bus:train
    http://www.commentjyvais.fr/crbn_en

    The train site
    www.voyages-Sncf.com

    There are important works going on that by 2015 will give it a new look in MSM
    http://www.projetmontsaintmichel.fr/index.html

    as well as a new design tourist webpage
    http://www.accueilmontsaintmichel.com/

    the road to the abbey, from the top of the mont on look at low tide before the changes
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    Getting to Mont St. Michel

    by black_mimi99 Written May 12, 2011

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    By Train: From Paris you can take the TGV to Rennes, about 55 km south of Mont St. Michel. The Les Couriers Bretons bus makes the 75-minute transfer to Mont-St-Michel several times a day.

    The train from Rennes takes you as far as Pontorson, 9km from Mont St. Michel. You can take bus #15 to Saint Michel from the station.

    By car: From Caen use A84 to Le Mont Saint-Michel. From the A11, Chartres-Lemans-Laval exit at Fougeres and go in the direction of Le Mont Saint-Michel.

    There are airports in Rennes and Dinard (Dinard Pleurtuit)

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    Transports in Mont Saint MIchel

    by gwened Written Mar 29, 2015

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    Once you reach the Le Mont Saint Michel, you have some choices.

    there is the quaint la maringote from parking area to the mount in about 25 minutes, dogs not allowed on it. This is a wagon thrown by horses to let you see the place as when the old pilgrimages came here

    The ride is done on the new passarelle bridge. They leave from the information center next to the parking. cost is 5,30€ per adult now, but check site for updates.

    Then, there is the le Passeur long bus it takes about 12 minutes for the ride for free starting from parking by information center to the entrance to the abbey mount saint Michel. It is a continuous service. it has stops at the route du mont by the passerelle bridge and at the Place du Barrage where many hotels are located including the Mercure.

    There is a bus running from nearby Pontorson on lines 1, 2 and 4 , regular bus line with several stops in between and the schedule is in unison with the arrival of the trains at Pontorson. cost now is 3,20€ but check for updates.

    You can do so on foot from parking area takes anywhere between 40-50 minutes walk.You have 3 different ways one is La Lisiére where the walk is with great views of the bay. The west traject on the berges du Couesnon takes you to the barrage area that show the maritime character of the MSM. The third one is the walk Central you pass by the town of MSM with many commerces, hotels, restos,and supermarket.

    We got there by car and for these there are 13 parking spaces all payable. Either you come from Pontorson on D976 or Avranches on D275 (we did both) you will see the panels leading you to the parking with a car picture. There is similar parking for camping cars and motocycles. As well as tied in spaces for bicycles. Some parkings such as P3 is reserve for hotels guest. We parked in P10 right across from the information tourist center and the bus stops.

    The parking are a bit overprice even for me who ride car a lot here in towns. You have a rate of 12,50€ for up to 24 hrs but as we usually don't spend the night here on a 5-6 hours stayed it comes to over 2€ per hour, expensive. more than 24 hrs but less than 48 it is 25€ , less than 2 hrs you pay 6,30€ and so on. These are car rates.

    You have the Barrage area with a great view of the mont saint Michel to regulate the water levels but nice to see. The new pont passarelle or passing bridge of 1085 meters long and another traject on the east of 760 meters just open in Dec 2014. This is where you walk and get on off the transports,as no cars are no longer allowed near the MSM.

    By the parkings and on the entrance to the pont passarelle you have a wonderful information tourist center with any information you need on MSM and the area, good to see first. it has a movie on giant screens of 10 mins showing you the majestic area.

    navette bus MSM pontorson bus line 1 the navette bus and reg bus ln 1 arriving at parkings MSM panel of directions on parkings
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    To Avranches and beyond

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Le Mont Saint Michel can be reached only by car, public bustransport or touroperator busses. From Paris the fastest way is to take l'Autoroute de Normandie (A13) that after Caen changes number to A84. From Avranches follow the signs to Le Mont Saint Michel.
    The top attraction of France has many parking places, but still on certain top days, these are full. Beware of these days and check the calender.

    Let's get to Le Mont Saint Michel Parking, many spaces, sometimes not enough

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    By Train

    by alectrevor Updated May 10, 2015

    By train from places like St Malo, Dol de Bretagne, Rennes, and Paris go to Ponterson/St Michel station. From here, at the front of the rail station , take bus number 1 to St Michel. This bus takes you right to the mount over the new bridge, no need for the Navette bus. Run roughly hourly. Before you leave Ponterson station look at the bus stop sign for going and return times. On your return at the Mount there is no bus stop sign, the number 1 bus to Ponterson goes from near the Navette buses. if this helps my bus was 10.10 from Ponterson and return from Mount St Michel at 15-45. journey time 18 minutes.

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    By Bus to Mount St Michel.

    by alectrevor Written May 10, 2015

    From Dol de Bretagne there is bus 17A to Ponterson, then bus to the Mount. Also from the front of Dol de Bretagne rail station is a once a day bus direct to the Mount about 11am ,different times weekdays to sunday.

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    By Car

    by alectrevor Updated May 13, 2015

    Arriving on the mainland off St Michel Mount by car, there is plenty of parking. Take the Navette bus to the mount its free and runs every few minutes.The Navette bus has a drivers cab at each end so do not need to turn round. The Navette bus picks up at the car park and at the hotels stop on the mainland.

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    Navette

    by SELVA73 Written Feb 11, 2013

    To get to the fortress, there's a free bus called "navette" and is a peculiar bus. Because the bus can't make a turn at the road, this bus has two cabins. When the bus is stopped, the driver changes their place and goes to the other part of the bus.
    But be careful: there's another minibus that goes to the Mont St. Michel but is just for workers, not for visitors! Is smaller than the other and is electric. I've took a picture and you can see what I mean.

    The The cute workers bus. Not for visitors! The workers bus
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  • MINICAB WITH DRIVER

    by carolinedumant Written Jun 30, 2008

    MINIBUS WITH ENGLISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH AND SPANISH DRIVER IN RENNES, ST MALO, MT ST MICHEL, NANTES...FOR TRANSFERS OR GUIDED TOURS, EXCURSIONS...

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