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 !
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
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.