Yelo Sea bus


Gratuit avec le La Rochelle Ocean Pass

The sea bus allows to link the Old Port of La Rochelle to the Marina of Les Minimes (and vice versa) by sea in 20 minutes.

The sea bus allows to link the Old Port of La Rochelle to the Marina of Les Minimes (and vice versa) by sea in 20 minutes.

The boats are silent and non-polluting thanks to their electro-solar technology, and accessible to people with reduced mobility (see conditions) and to users with bicycles and strollers.

The boats sail according to the tides and seasons. Some crossings may be cancelled.

Period and time of operation of the electro-solar sea bus :

Opening period

From 01/01 to 31/12.

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City bus, sea bus, ferry - find all the practical information, routes and timetables to get around easily with the Yélo public transport included in the La Rochelle Océan pass.

THE ILLICO LINES: 4 fast, direct lines, with frequencies of 10 to 15 minutes during rush hour.
The ILLICO lines connect downtown La Rochelle, the downtown areas of the surrounding municipalities, the dense neighborhoods and the major points of interest in the area (shopping centers, etc.). They run from 5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

REGULAR LINES: 15 lines offer a bus every 20 to 60 minutes during rush hour.
These routes serve the urban and suburban areas of the territory. They offer identical schedules from September to June with a range of hours from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays (7 a.m. on Saturdays), depending on the route.

NIGHT ROUTES: 3 night routes run only on Friday and Saturday nights.
These routes are based on the ILLICO 1, ILLICO 2 and ILLICO 3 routes, and offer a bus every 40 minutes from 10:15 pm to 1:00 am.

SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY ROUTES: 5 routes run every 40 minutes on Sundays and holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Routes D1, D2, D3, and D4 are based on the ILLICO 1, ILLICO 2, ILLICO 3 and ILLICO 4 routes, respectively.
The D5 line serves the major facilities in the area (airport, train station and bus station).

LINES RUNNING DURING SCHOOL PERIODS: 46 special lines serve the territory's schools and are accessible to all!
These routes, identified by 3-digit numbers, are defined according to the school entrance and exit times, but remain accessible to all, whether or not they are students!

In the less densely populated areas, minibuses with reservations complement the regular routes from Monday to Friday.
Transportation on Demand is a mobility solution adapted to your trips when no other means of transportation is available on a daily basis.

SUMMER ROUTES TO THE ISLE OF RE: Routes 50 and 51 serve the Ile de Ré and run only in summer.
Line 51 is specially adapted to take bicycles on board the bus!

Opening period

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 7.30 am and 7 pm. On Saturday between 8 am and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.

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