Bretagne, Morbihan, roads and waterways transports bits and pieces….!

As the world turns, one needs to update links and refresh the older ones, this is the case of this post back from 2012. It is a must with transports, and even thus listed some in the individual cities’ posts, I like to update the general overview of them. Hoping you enjoy the transports bits and pieces of my Morbihan breton dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne.

One of the most difficult situation in Brittany, Bretagne, Breizh (Breton) is the minimum public transport service. The idea of moving about freely as in the Ïle de France region from where I came from here is unheard of, nothing like 10 minutes of intervals on buses,etc, here you get one every two hours; the summer a bit better as it is tourist season for the region, the winter is dead…Literally!

Trying to figure it out is tough, luckily I depend on my car, my boys a bit less, we tried to connect whereever they are as to from where I am coming from or a simple outing to city center Vannes for example can take all day to maximize the traject and shopping. So ,therefore, here are some bits and pieces of public transports in my new department of the Morbihan, dept 56.

Listing by main towns I have traveled already.

Auray, you have the connections with the Keolis Morbihan network on the new site mobibreizh on lines 1,1bis,5,6,and 16. webpage: https://www.mobibreizh.bzh/

The above is the general site for the region of Bretagne on public transports for trains, buses, train buses, bikes, metro, tramway, cable , boats, car sharing, and school buses ways of transport. There is another site more regional by department serving the same, this is Breizhgo, https://www.breizhgo.bzh/accueil

You can pay on the mini bus, then you have the city of Auray Auraybus, all year from monday to saturday, tickets sold on the buses as well, the city contracts out with Keolis Atlantique network here: https://keolis-atlantique.com/11-Horaires-et-itineraires-Auray-bus.html

In summer you can take the train ride Tire Bouchon from Auray to Quiberon, a popular destination and already noted as my favorite spot. TER Bretagne you can buy tickets in all area train stations. Next the line will open June 21 ,2021! webpage: https://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne/loisirs/lignes-touristiques/tire-bouchon

You have car rentals at the gare from Avis, Europcar so far as the train station is on a big renovation project.  There are good parking at Athéna (by the centre culturel) rue Henri Dunant, Chapelle Saint -Esprit, rue des Féves, place Hulot,Place de Kériolet (my favorite just at city center side), place Notre Dame, place du loch, place raoul Dautry, rue du jeu de Paume, and Le Verger. 

There is a taxi stand by the train station, hospital CHBA, and Le Port. The best and most available is by the gare or train station, webpage: https://www.garesetconnexions.sncf/fr/gare/frxuy/auray/transports-horaires/transports-individuels/taxis

The city of Beltz, Keolis in mobibreizh buses line 16,18, rent bicycles at les vélos de la ria, 19 rue des sports (behind the Super U grocery store)  webpage: https://www.velosdelaria.com/

Belle-île-en-Mer, bus Taol Mor everyday from april to november 7th, four regular lines, main station embarcadere espace Charles de Gaulle, A quai de l’Yser. Several here me think the best are Cars Vert: http://www.cars-verts.fr/

A loca scoot & Vélos 4 quai Bonnelle for bike and scooter rentals: webpage: http://www.velo-scooter-belle-ile.fr

At Belle-île-en-Mer,Locmaria bikes at locmaria cycle, rue des Acadiens. webpage: https://locmaria-cycle.com/

Brech, Keolis on mobibreizh bus line 5, info at as in Auray and into Vannes. This know very well, it was my kids school bus line for a couple of years here!

Carnac, Keolis (mobibreizh)  lines 1 and 18, site as in Auray. bus Carnavette, from center to beaches in summer july and august 7 days a week, free main at mayor’s office or Mairie, Place de la chapelle, or Carnac bourg.webpage: https://www.ot-carnac.fr/infos-pratiques/transports/navette

Rent bicycles at A bicyclette, 93bis avenue des Druides, carnac plage. webpage: https://www.velocarnac.com/

Parking for your car available by Impasse des Korrigans, chemin du Tumulus, rue Paul Person, rue de Courdiec, Square Illertissen, Place Saint Fiacre, avenue du Rahic, La Poste, Port en Dro,Carnac plage (my spot). parking is free.

Crac’h, Keolis (mobibreizh bus line 1 and 1bis . Ti’Bus  goes in summers to Crac’h, Locmariaquer,and Saint Philibert from monday to saturdays in july and august. Free. webpage: https://www.ville-crach.fr/fr-ti-bus,218,1896.html

Erdeven, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus lines 16 and 18 . bike rentals at Taxi, Allez-y Taxi, Kerouriec.

Etel, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus lines 16 and 18. And bikes from the Les vélos de la ria,webpage: https://www.velosdelaria.com/

Houat, island, bike rental Houat vélos, on the port . You can have your luggage and you transported to the house or port harbor by calling the mayor’s office or mairie at tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 68 04.

Locmariaquer, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus 1bis,. Bus local, Ti’Bus, goes from city center to campings and beaches of Locmariaquer, Crac’h, Saint Philibert, its free.  bike rentals, camping domaine résidentiel de Kerpenhir, 2 rue Henri Erzan. webpage: https://www.domaine-de-kerpenhir.fr/ and Camping Lann-Brick; webpage: https://www.camping-lannbrick.com/

Plouharnel, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus 1 and 18. bike rentals, tourist office in summer at rond-point de l’océan, and train station or gare de Plouharnel in summer months. Taxis:,taxi du dolmen, tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 40 40 and taxi de Plouharnel Kristof, tel +33 (0) 6 27 42 57 87. You find car parking by the train station and place de Gaulle;free.

Quiberon, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus 1 from Auray, also see the train Tire Bouchon from Auray in summer months. The local Quib’bus goes in city center to gare train station. webpage: https://zenbus.net/quiberon

Best bike rentals at Cyclomar at 47 place Hoche near the Grand Plage or big beach: webpage: http://www.cyclomar.fr/

Parking at Quiberon , big one at Le Sémaphore,route de Kernavest, entrance to Quiberon or Kerné, by the passenger boat terminal, route de Kerniscob,  also at Sizorn, 36 rue de Port maria (april to september), Hotel de la Mer, 8 quai de Houat, however my favorites are by Place Varquez and the gare or train station and then its 5 min walk to the beach and its free. For taxis well known Abaca taxis Quiberonnais et Saint Pierrois, 24 rue des Tritons , webpage: https://www.taxi-quiberonnais.com/

Saint Philibert, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus lines 1 and 1bis. and local bus Ti’Bus see Locmariaquer, and Crac’h above.

Saint-Pierre Quiberon,  Keolis (mobibreizh) line 1 from Auray. bike rentals at train station or gare at Rue Georges Clémenceau.  Taxi Nevo, 22 avenue de Bretagne see above Quiberon.

Sainte-Anne d’Auray,  Keolis (mobibreizh)  lines 5 and 6, by Auray to Vannes etc.  taxi Guernevé,  34 Rue de Vannes (D19)  tel +33 (0) 2 97 57 56 56.

La Trinité-sur-Mer, Keolis (mobibreizh) bus lines 1 and 18.  local bus Trinibus, city center to beaches, harbor, villages in summer every day only .Free. webpage: http://zenbus.net/la-trinite-sur-mer

The parking at La Trinité sur Mer best along the port or behind the creperie la Goeland. others are at Place du Voulien, le Grand Pavois, La Vigie,Kervourden, Le Poulbert, Cours des Quais, Place de la Mairie (fees), parking du terre-plein des américains, last two in zone bleau , parking limited by time. Otherwise the rest are free. Taxi, tête de station, cours des quais facing the fishmarket, Les Taxi Trinitain, webpage:http://www.taxis-trinitains.com/

The sea connection to outlaying islands are diverse, to the Belle-île-en-Mer, Houat,and Hoedic. See the Compagnie Océane and Navix leaving from Quiberon,Vannes, and Locmariaquer Port Navalo, la Turballe, Le Croisic from april to september.

Leaving from Locmariaquer towards the Golfe du Morbihan or Gulf of Morbihan, you have the passeur des îles to port Navalo and Ïle d’Arz from april to september. webpage: https://www.passeurdesiles.com/

And the L’Angélus to Ïle d’Houat from Locmariaquer at 9h30.webpage:https://www.vedettes-angelus.com/ 

Connection at Etel port to Plouhinec ,Le Magouër port with the le passeur, from june 1 to September 30th .webpage: https://www.gavres-quiberon.fr/fr/le-passeur

Also, departing from St Goustan port in Auray to le Bono ; le Passeur des Iles as above. webpage: https://www.passeurdesiles.com/croisiere-golfe-morbihan/riviere-auray-saint-goustan-morbihan

And this is leaving out the major town and capital city of Vannes, and the sub capital city of Lorient. As mentioned above the overall site for all transport in Bretagne now is  Mobibreizh. Have it on journey planner page. webpage: https://www.mobibreizh.bzh/fr/itineraires/4/JourneyPlanner

And there you go a nice way to move about on the roads and waters of the Morbihan dept 56 of Bretagne in my belle France. Hope you enjoy the ride!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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