Get around easily and unlimitedly with Océan Pass

In La Rochelle and its surroundings

La Rochelle Océan Pass makes it easy for you to get to and from La Rochelle, with unlimited transport included in your pass. Bus, sea bus, ferry, TER train - this is the La Rochelle transport plan for your stay, so you can enjoy and reach the sites and activities in the pass or your accommodation without limit.

Downloading the free ‘La Rochelle Océan Pass’ application is essential in order to benefit from free and unlimited access to the transport included in the pass.

 

Public transport in La Rochelle: unrestricted travel in La Rochelle

For as long as your pass is activated (48h, 72h, 7 days, 72h winter), you will have unlimited access to the following Yélo public transport services in La Rochelle:

Please note that the yellow Yélo self-service bicycles are not included in your Pass.

 

How do I use public transport with the La Rochelle Océan Pass?

  1. From the ‘La Rochelle Océan Pass’ application, once you have associated your pass number, click on ‘Transport Bus’ and ‘Validez votre titre de transport’.
  2. Scan the QR Code on the bus (located next to the ticket validators) to validate your journey. Validation is compulsory at every connection on your journey.
  3. If you are checked on board, present your ticket to the ticket inspector by clicking on ‘Ticket’.

 

TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine trains: expand your horizons

With the La Rochelle Ocean Pass, you can take the TER train to La Rochelle Porte Dauphine, Châtelaillon-Plage, Angoulins-sur-Mer, Aytré-Plage and La Jarrie stations as often as you like.

From 1 July 2024, La Rochelle Océan Pass goes even further and includes unlimited TER trains from La Rochelle* to three new destinations: TER Rochefort, TER Niort and TER Saintes. It's the ideal way to get to all the sites in these towns included in the pass.

* In partnership with SNCF and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.

 

How do I use the TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine train with the La Rochelle Océan Pass?

  1. From the ‘La Rochelle Océan Pass’ application, once you have associated your pass number, click on ‘Titre de Transport’ and ‘Validez votre titre de transport’.
  2. Scan the QR Code on the bus (located next to the ticket validators) to validate your journey. Validation is compulsory at every connection on your journey.
  3. If you are checked on board, present your ticket to the ticket inspector by clicking on ‘Ticket’.

From 1 July 2024:

When you board, generate your e-ticket from the application. Your e-ticket is valid for 2 hours and can be renewed as many times as necessary, for your return journey for example.

  1. From the ‘La Rochelle Océan Pass’ application, once you have associated your pass number, click on ‘Transport Train TER’.
  2. Select your destination and validate your TER train ticket.
  3. In the event of an on-board check, present your TER e-train ticket to the ticket inspector by clicking on ‘Transport Train TER’.

TER e-train tickets can only be used for the journey selected and during the period of validity of your pass. If your journey goes further than the chosen destination station or ends after your pass has expired, you will need to purchase a train ticket for the whole journey from SNCF before you leave.

For more information, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling by TER with your bike

In low season, you can take your bike on board the TER when travelling between La Rochelle-Rochefort and La Rochelle-Saintes, subject to SNCF access conditions. It's the ideal way to get from Rochefort or Saintes stations to the sites you can discover with your La Rochelle Océan Pass.

To be able to take your bike on board*, you must buy a Bicycle Ticket from SNCF for €3 before your departure (please note that the cost of the Bicycle Ticket is not included in your La Rochelle Ocean Pass).

* subject to availability. To take advantage of the service in the best possible conditions, we advise you to avoid travelling with your bike during rush hour and to arrive at the station 20 minutes before departure.

Please note that in high season, as the number of places on board is limited, these spaces can fill up quickly. We recommend that you hire a bike once you arrive at your destination.

All the information you need to travel with your bike on TER trains

 

Yélomobile car-sharing: 1 hour free exclusively with La Rochelle Océan Pass

Your pass entitles you to 1 hour's free hire of Yélomobile cars (adult passes only).

Yélomobile is a public car-sharing rental service. A fleet of vehicles is available for hire for all visitors without a car who want to get around La Rochelle and beyond. 2 types of vehicle are available, depending on whether you want to travel close to La Rochelle or to a more distant destination:

Black-top cars: ideal for getting around La Rochelle.
You don't need to make a reservation, just find a car parked in the drop-off zone and you're ready to go.

Yellow-roofed cars: to get to the outskirts of La Rochelle.     
For 1 hour or several days, Yélomobile's yellow-roofed cars require prior reservation. You can choose your car model according to your profile and needs.

 

How do I hire a Yélomobile car?

  1. Register on the yelomobile.fr website (free registration with no obligation), specifying your promotional code available after purchasing the pass on your Ocean Pass e-ticket.
  2. Provide the supporting documents requested: driver's identity document; driving licence valid for more than 1 year; proof of address less than 3 years old; selfie.
  3. Finalise your registration by reserving your car if necessary.

Details of rates and conditions of access to the service

 

Bike hire: 30% discount thanks to Cycling Tour

On presentation of your valid La Rochelle Océan Pass, you can benefit from a 30% discount on the price of your bike hire with our partner Cycling Tour. VTC, Beach Cruiser, electric bikes, mountain bikes, touring bikes, cargo bikes... visit one of their two branches located at La Rochelle Station and Le Gabut, 16 rue de l'Archimède.

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