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The Ile d’Oléron summer shuttle service

What is the Ile d’Oléron summer shuttle service?

The summer shuttle is a free means of transport for visiting the Ile d’Oléron during the summer period, from July to the end of August. The island’s school buses are back in service during the summer. This free shuttle service has been set up by the Communauté de communes de l’île d’Oléron in association with the island’s hotels and campsites supporting the cause of environmental conservation. Taking a summer shuttle to discover Oléron is the best way to avoid the pollution associated with car use and traffic jams. The shuttle departs from the Boyardville channel pier, arriving at the port from where the Ile d’Oléron-La Rochelle shuttle departs.

Which destinations does it serve?

The Ile d’Oléron summer shuttle runs 5 different round trips that sweep the island from one end to the other:

Practical information

The summer shuttle is open to everyone. It runs every day from 10 July to 29 August 2021. In terms of timetables, it will run 7 times, with the first departure at 9.15am and the last at 6.15pm, giving a total of 14 trips on the same day to each of the stops served. The shuttle bus running between Chéray and the Chassiron lighthouse makes 8 departures, with a final departure at 7.45pm. The coach travelling between Boyardville and La Cotinière makes 14 departures between 9.20am and 7.05pm.

Please note that bicycles and surfboards are not accepted on board the coach, nor are pets. It is also not possible to board the coach in a wheelchair. Only folded wheelchairs are allowed, as well as cabin-style hand luggage. Larger suitcases are only allowed if there is space left in the hold.

If you’re going on holiday to the Ile de Ré, consider our Les Sables Vignier Plage campsite in Saint-Georges d’Oléron! It’s ideally placed on the summer shuttle bus route for your sightseeing.