Getting to Poitou-Charentes Atlantic Coast & Cognac Country
Come and discover Poitou-Charentes when vacationing in France with your family, with friends, or on a romantic escapade! Our region is easy to reach, near Brittany, adjacent to the Loire castles, Périgord and Bordeaux.
One week or even two, a weekend or 3-4 days, whatever may be your means of transportation or your budget, there are many ways of getting to Poitou-Charentes.
You may desire calm and greenery, you may be planning action-packed family holidays, perhaps you are dreaming of a romantic weekend, two in love on the seaside or some isle in the Atlantic; in any event, a one-hour flight will change your environment !
For travel arrangements, timetables, prices and bookings, visit www.raileurope.co.uk.
Rail Europe Ltd is the official UK distributor for SNCF – French Railways.
From Paris – Montparnasse train station: the TGV Atlantique service offers frequent runs to the high-speed train station
- Futuroscope – 1h30
- Poitiers – 1h35
- Angoulême – 2h15
- Niort – 2h15
- La Rochelle – 2h55
From Paris – Austerlitz train station: Express services provide access to the same destinations and to:
- Angoulême - 55 minutes
- Poitiers – 1h40
Connections with Eurostar from London St-Pancras:
- via Lille-Europe to Poitiers – 3h20
- via Gare du Nord and change for Paris-Montparnasse station
Whether you are travelling by car ferry and then by car or renting a car once in France so as to get wherever you want to go, you will have no trouble discovering the region along motorways and other roads - highways and byways.
The two airports of the region, La Rochelle and Poitiers, offer direct flights to the main cities in Europe, especially Great Britain and Ireland.
To reach La Rochelle-Ile de Ré
- From Birmingham - Flybe
- From Bristol - Easyjet
- From Edinburgh - Jet2
- From East Midlands - Ryanair
- From Leeds - Jet2
- From London Gatwick - Easyjet
- From London Stansted - Ryanair
- From Manchester - Flybe
- From Southampton - Flybe
- From Brussells Charleroi - Ryanair
- From Porto - Ryanair
- From Geneva - Easyjet