Best ways to travel

Our partner Venus Tour (Travel Agency dedicated to sport teams) may provide dedicated travel solution for your team(s) at low rates from your house to Royan or from French airports to Royan. Please send an e-mail to, we will put you in touch with Venus Tours.

If you want to travel by yourself, see below some useful information.


We have negotiated a discount for airport transportation (from any airport) with Venus Tours. Interested teams or participants can contact Manon directly at
Use WCBU2017 – Royan as the code to receive the discount.

La Rochelle airport (1h15 mins away)

From La Rochelle Airport to Royan:

Bordeaux Mérignac airport (1h45 mins away)

From Bordeaux Airport to Royan:

  • Airport to Bordeaux Saint Jean Main Station: 30min – shuttle every hour
  • Bordeaux Saint Jean to Royan: by train –

Paris airports (5 hours away)


The railway station is in the center of town. Information, timetables and ticket sales:


The long distance bus network SNCF, Ouibus announces the opening of new routes to the French beaches to facilitate going on holiday this summer. Tickets are on sale on the site


  • Paris – Autoroute A10, exit 35 Saintes (4h50)
  • Poitiers – Autoroute A10, exit 35 Saintes (1h50)
  • Bordeaux – Autoroute A10, exit 37
  • Mirambeau (1h30)
  • La Rochelle – via Rochefort D77 (1h00)
  • French Car-pooling :

Ferry between Royan and Le Verdon

Running across the mouth of the Gironde estuary, the ferry connects Le Verdon (northernmost tip of the Médoc) to Royan and vice versa, avoiding a long detour around the estuary and the bridges over the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The distance covered is 3 nautical miles (6 kilometres) and the crossing lasts about 20 minutes. Address for embarkation:
  • LE VERDON: 19 avenue du Phare de Cordouan -33123 Le Verdon sur Mer
  • ROYAN: rue de la Galiote – 17200 Royan
Timetables and prices: Service MaritimeDépartemental: +33 (0)5 56 73 37 73.