Auray Transportation

  • auraybus by place Notre Dame
    auraybus by place Notre Dame
    by gwened
  • Place Du Gohlérez or Athéna
    Place Du Gohlérez or Athéna
    by gwened
  • place de Joffre
    place de Joffre
    by gwened

Best Rated Transportation in Auray

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    How to drive in the area and al

    by gwened Written May 28, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    very easy to drive as coming from the free road N165 (nantes to brest line) you go in to Auray at the exit sortie D765 to Auray centre, immediately into city center you see the parking Keriolet at place du keriolet, the more away from main street it is free and walking is just five mins more....

    or along rue de la terre rouge direction St Goustan, right at rue St Fiacras and walk down following panels signs to the Le Port.

    you can park at pl de la republique and walk down to St Goustan. Or by the Stade du Loch follow centre ville then rue de Chateau down to St Goustan.

    A bit further but still walkable about 15 mins to city center is by the train station at Auray, on the extreme north turning right coming out of station along the rails there is free parking on grass and stone.

    any details let me know, I live here.

    parking Keriolet city center Auray connect N166 to N165 to Auray coming from D28 taking D781 to TSM or Carnac drive easy on N165 to Auray parking place Notre Dame
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    from Paris Montparnasse to Auray

    by gwened Updated Oct 6, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    TGV service Atlantique from Paris Montparnasse to Auray, near city center or take the Auraybus ,great
    http://www.tgv.com/en

    you can also,look at the French SNCF train consortium for all travel including train purchases at
    www.voyages-sncf.com

    its about 3h20 unless changing at Rennes; and it has stops at Vannes, Rennes and sometimes Le Mans, Laval, or Vitré. changes will make it about 3h40 ride.

    train station, left auto train station,left bus T front of train station towards post,car rentalsetc validation yellow machine before boarding platform My TGV leaving out to Quimper after dropping meoff ok across tracks wait for TGV I do it
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    bus around in Auray

    by gwened Updated Jul 6, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    nice minibus service to all major points in the city with the Auraybus
    the service in French from city govt webpage
    http://www.auray.fr/cadre-de-vie/auray-bus/

    briefly has 43 stops from Monday to Saturday,and from 7h15 to 20h11
    single ticket 1,30€, last I check, need to verify ,it can link with the regional bus service TIM (transport interurbains du Morbihan) lines 1,5,6,16

    however on foot is lovely,and easy.

    auraybus by place Notre Dame auraybus by Ave Gen de Gaulle near train station bus terminal, train to the right and auto train 2 closeup of the Auraybus bus stop at Foch right by Monoprix
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Auto Train as it was

    by gwened Written Feb 11, 2012

    auto train services is no longer available since 2010 for lack of profits. It is a shame as it would have been great due to the needs for car in smaller towns in the area.
    Now its just anecdotoral note to share for old times sake.

    nice offices still there
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    car parking in town

    by gwened Updated Jan 7, 2013

    best parking is by parc Keriolet, there is a section closer to rue du barre that is blue disk (you can get one at many tabac stores) they have blue lines, or a bit further back they are white lines parking for free
    Its the one I use when coming to city center for errands.

    of course there are many others such as parking de Loch , name after the river that goes by here, and just near pl notre dame.

    parking Keriolet my fav parking de Loch from inner city out the parking Keriolet parking place Notre Dame by the church St Gildas believe or not at the end there is parking ::)
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    summer train Tire Bouchon

    by gwened Written Aug 17, 2012

    There is a service every summer call the tire bouchon that departs from Auray train station to Quiberon train station. THe only time there is train service to Quiberon.

    its 5,10€ roundtrip and can be purchase at the tourist offices or the train station of both cities.
    it last until about Sept 16 2012 this year.

    tire bouchon train quiberon to Auray
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Car need it fix while on the road

    by gwened Written Sep 1, 2012

    Well hope doesn't happenned to anyone,and I have been lucky with newer cars, but in case you need car repair service, the Norauto at Auray is perfect. Its where I do my routine maintenance,and it is right off the expressway N165 at the exit to Carnac and Quiberon , great beaches and megaliths stones of fame.

    You get off from the N165 at the exit Auray,Carnac,Quiberon, stay on right hand lane and go into Auray, at second roundpoint turn right at the second street,and on the first one turn left, the Norauto store is at the back on the left hand side.

    entrance to store Norauto Auray porte Oceane
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    hey here is the Petit Train

    by gwened Updated Jul 6, 2013

    another town with a petit train, nice for a first timer and difficult walking folks, as it is hilly around St Goustan going from lower to upper town. A nice way to see the town.
    Its actually call here the p'tit train du Loch (for the river)

    It gives you a commented tour of the port de Saint Goustan, pleasure marina, riverbanks of the Loch, city center and monuments. It lasts about 30 minutes

    Leaving from the port de Saint-Goustan (facing the office of passenger boat company Navix),every day from 11h to 11h45 (except Mondays), 14h, 14h45, 15h30, 16h15, 17h, 17h45, 18h30. Stop and Depart from city center upon demand. The tickets are purchase onboard 5 Euros now.

    petit train by quai neuf saint goustan petit train by St Goustan petit train at quai neuf St Goustan petit train by quai neuf
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Trains
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    buses to and from Auray

    by gwened Written Apr 20, 2013

    there is a small auraybus service in town, and then the train, but to get by in a bus here you need to use the department of Morbihan bus service.
    This is bus no 1 that goes into the beach areas of Carnac and Quiberon, passing by Vannes. And bus No 5, passing into inland Morbihan from Baud all the way to Vannes passing by Auray with several stops.
    The no 5 is used by my kids for school and the timing is not that good for visitors as not too frequent; the company that handles this run by the department is Le Divennah.
    the photos are from their home base in Brech.

    http://www.morbihan.fr/services/transports-collectifs/fiches_TIM.aspx?idDos=71&id=4650
    all lines of the department above.

    Le Divennah bus depot Brech bus depot Le Divennah for the Morbihan TIM buses by rue aristides Briand
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Beaches
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    cruises out of Saint Goustan

    by gwened Written Aug 9, 2014

    wonderful harbor of Saint Goustain in Auray. This is the entry point to the river auray and Loch, as well as the entry point to the gulf of Morbihan, (Unesco heritage site) and the islands.

    you have the étoile du golfe that bring you in 30 minutes to the Le Bono right in the river auray
    http://www.etoiledugolfe.fr/

    from afar port navalo you can come to the saint goustan river auray and loch via the boat croisiere passeur des iles. Only in July and August;
    http://www.passeurdesiles.com/croisiere-golfe-morbihan/riviere-auray-saint-goustan-Morbihan

    the company navix has cruises to the gulf island from Auray Saint Goustan
    http://www.navix.fr/reservations

    you have canoe rides and lessons on the river by canoe alre here
    http://www.canoe-d-alre.fr/

    the kayak club of Auray base in Saint Goustan offeres lessons and rides on the river too
    http://www.kayakauray.fr/

    you can do the islands of Ile-aux-Moines,or ile-aux-Moines and île d'Arz with navix as well
    during the months of july and august
    http://www.navix.fr/ports-bateau_golfe_du_morbihan#navix_12

    Suscinio of navix at anchor Saint Goustan L'��toile du golfe the Suscinio of navix boats at river loch rivi��re d'auray saint goustan
    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Kayaking
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    driving the N165 Brest to Nantes

    by gwened Written Aug 9, 2014

    If you are coming to the area most likely the road you will be more is the national 165 or N165, free access from Nantes to Brest.

    And the most imposing or at least one of them in the road is the bridge over the river Auray at Saint Goustan. Go slowly here to see both sides, and better yet stop by and go Under it, the views of the river ,entry to the gulf of Morbihan or looking into the district of Saint Goustan in the city of Auray is wonderful, Worth a detour for sure.

    The road commences at Brest docks passing the visitor attractions Oceanopolis and Botanical Gardens. Thereafter the road turns south crossing the River Elom on a modern bridge the Pont de l'Iroise. The older Pont A. Louppe now closed to vehicular traffic lies on the seaward side.
    http://www.viamichelin.fr/web/Cartes-plans/Carte_plan-Pont_de_l_Iroise-_-Finistere-France?strLocid=31NDNwbzgxMGNORGd1TXpnNU5qaz1jTFRRdU16azNOVEk9

    The road passes the town of Châteaulin and a junction with the N164 to Rennes and the N12. The former route taken by the N165 is now numbered by the RD770. The road enters the town of Quimper crossing the river Odet.

    The road continues south east with the old road now the RD783 to the south and after the town of Quimperlé it becomes the RD765 where the road crosses the River Laïta. The road passes the Airport of Lann-Bihoué (Lorient) and forms the northern by-pass for Lorient over the Rivers Scorff and Blavet past Hennebont and a junction with the N24 to Rennes. The old road continues as the RD765 through the town centre of Lorient and Hennebont rejoining the new road after Landévant.

    The road continues south east to the town of Vannes on the northern shore of the Gulf of Morbihan. There is a junction with the N166. The old road is again numbered the RD765 passing through villages now by-passed by the new road.
    http://fr.geoview.info/pont_de_kerplouz,4623765w

    The road by-passes the town of Muzillac and crosses the river Vilaine passing the town of La Roche Bernard. The former road is hereafter numbered the RD965. The road passes the town of Pontchateau at Savenay there is a junction with the N171 to La Baule and Laval. The road passes the Loire-Atlantique dept before entering the City of Nantes becoming the A844.

    http://structurae.info/geographie/la-roche-bernard

    pont de Kerplouz or bridge at Saint Goustan right on the river below bridge of Kerplouz walking underneath the bridge of Kerplouz under the bushes of Saint Goustan ,the bridge river auray pool and bridge ahead to gulf
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    favorite parkings in Auray

    by gwened Written Apr 25, 2015

    I used to lived here and now visit often still only 15 kms from my new home. These are the parking areas that are some of my favorites with keriolet and then these

    Place Notre Dame, is another nice one as it is the Place Du Gohlérez or Athena, hard to find info on parkings in the city and the tourist office does not say much more
    http://auray-tourism.com/home/practical-information/access-and-location.aspx

    however with the names you should be able to find them easily in viamichelin route planner. Once there the city is easily walkable everywhere.

    Place Du Gohl��rez or Ath��na place de Joffre place Notre Dame jeu de paume and baths on left parking at parc jeu de paume
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    coming and going by car, I

    by gwened Written May 29, 2012

    coming and going to Auray has many good things driving on the good French roads, the A13, A84, N175,N24, N166, N165, and D765 from Versailles to Auray
    cheers and happy motoring

    toll peage at Buchelay A13 going to A13 near Rouen passing Mantes la Jolie on the A13 exit 12 nearing Caen on the A13 passing Caen to  Rennes on the A84
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Coming and going by car, II

    by gwened Written May 29, 2012

    coming and going to Auray has many good things driving on the good French roads, the A13, A84, N175,N24, N166, N165, and D765 from Versailles to Auray
    cheers and happy motoring

    A84 nearing Avranches A84 passing near Foug��res A84 rest stop or aire mont saint michel lol! rest stop or aire de Broceliande N24 merlin was hr Connect N24 to N166 to head to Vannes
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Auray

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

30 travelers online now

Comments

Auray Transportation

Reviews and photos of Auray transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Auray sightseeing.

View all Auray hotels