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Year-round transport

The regional line number 13 connects Nantes to Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile, via Fromentine every day of the year. More coaches run in summer, with up to 12 returns trips available on certain days. Connection to the TGV station in Nantes.

The trip is made in 1 hour 45, in comfortable coaches.


Download timetables for 7 July to 1 September 2013 for line 13 Nantes-Noirmoutier


You will find all public transport timetables serving the island of Noirmoutier, for travel to and from Nantes and Paris here.

Stops in Noirmoutier-en-l’Ile :

More info:
EFFIA Synergies: +33 (0)2 40 35 81 14 or or
  • Bus station
  • Le Vieil
  • Port de l’Herbaudière


Sovetours provides a daily link (Monday to Saturday) between La Roche sur Yon, Challans, Fromentine and Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile.


More information


105 Boulevard d’Angleterre

85 004 La Roche sur Yon Cedex

The bus de l'Ile

From July 6 to August 31, 2013, move the bus on the island of Noirmoutier will cost 50 cents!

In partnership with the General Council of the Vendée and the Sovetours bus company the local authority has decided to establish inter-village summer shuttle buses connecting the four municipalities of the island of Noirmoutier together.


Check bus timetables.

Market shuttles

The Sovetours bus company offers a link between Le Vieil, Noirmoutier and l'Herbaudière every Tuesday and Friday - the two main market days.

Departure times:

  • 9h23- La Linière
  • 9h25 - Port de l’Herbaudière
  • 9h35 – Le Vieil
  • 9h45 – Bus station

Return times:

  • 12h00 - Bus station
  • 12h10 - Le Vieil
  • 12h20 - Port de l’Herbaudière
  • 12h25 - La Linière

Please note! The market day shuttle bus service is suspended from July 6 to August 25 due to the implementation of the new Gratibus system. To get to the market by bus during this period, you can take the Gratibus (line C: Herbaudière-Noirmoutier or Line B: Le Vieil-Noirmoutier)

Gratibus timetables and routes 2013

The free summer shuttle bus

Our environment is remarkable and fragile and our town is jammed with vehicles. This is why the municipality has a free transport service for all in summer - please use it.

Give your car a holiday and let the town breathe.

Also, you can't get cheaper than free! All aboard the Gratibus



The town offers a free shuttle service in summer. From July 6 to August 25, 2013, four lines provide connections between le Vieil, Noirmoutier and l'Herbaudière

  • Line A-to Sableaux
  • Line B-to Le Vieil
  • Line C-to l'Herbaudière
  • Line D-to the Plage des Dames

The Gratibus gives direct access to the various beaches around the town. The municipality is keen for holidaymakers use these vehicles to get to the beach. They can park their car at the Etier du Moulin car park and get to the many beaches using the Gratibus.

Gratibus timetables and routes 2013

More information

Mairie de Noirmoutier

Place de l’Hôtel de Ville

85 330 Noirmoutier

+33 (0)2 51 35 99 99

Noirmoutier bus station

The CTA operates the bus station of Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile on behalf of the Pays de la Loire Region. It is open during the school holidays and in the months of May and June, from Friday to Sunday, and every day of the summer. Information and ticket sales for all regions, TER and SNCF lines.

More information

CTA bus station

11 rue de la Prée au Duc

85330 Noirmoutier en l’Ile

Tel: +33 (0)2 51 39 04 72

Transportation services on request

The Community of municipalities offers an on-request transport service to facilitate travel on the island. It is available to all, including young people, who need to go to appointments, for employment interviews or to participate in a sport or other activity.


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