France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Saintes, France
Saintes has been an important railroad nexus for more than a century. Regional buses also connect it with nearby cities.






The nearest airports with scheduled service and nonstop international flights are the Aéroport de La Rochelle/ Île-de-Ré, 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Saintes, with flights by easyJet, flybe, Hop!, and Ryanair serving Ajaccio, Brussels, Lyon, numerous airports in the UK and Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland; and the Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac, Bordeaux's airport (BOD), 127 km (79 miles) south of Saintes. More...


Five TER Poitou-Charentes and SNCF Intercités train lines meet at the Gare de Saintes SNCF to link it to Angoulême, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Nantes and Paris.

The TER Poitou-Charentes line operates from Royan on the Atlantic coast, via Saintes and Cognac to Angoulême, from which there is TGV train service.

City & Regional Buses

The city bus network in Saintes is operated by BUSS. Ligne A (Direction: Les Côteaux) will take you from the Gare de Saints SNCF to the city center at La Poste. More...

Regional intercity buses are operated by Les Mouettes, which can take you from Saintes to La Rochelle, Île d'Oléron, Île-de-Ré, Rochefort, Royan and other regional destinations. More...

Hotels in Saintes

What to See & Do

About Saintes

Tourist Information





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Gare de Saintes SNCF, Saintes, Poitou-Charentes, France

Gare de Saintes SNCF.


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