How to cross the bridge of Saint Nazaire ?

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Do you plan to start or end your route along La Loire à Vélo in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins and arrive in or depart from Saint-Nazaire by train?

It is strongly recommended not to cross the bridge by bike. There are several alternatives to avoid doing so:

Bus + bike service: ALEOP network line 317

  • Booking is required the day before travel at the latest, on +33 02 40 21 50 87 (booking service open from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 12pm on Fridays. To make a booking for Saturday, Sunday or Monday, call before 12pm on the Friday before the planned date of travel).
  • Number of places for standard bikes: 8 maximum
  • Folding trailers only are allowed on the buses
  • Owners remain responsible for their bikes and their secure attachment
  • Consult the timetable: Line 317 Saint-Nazaire<>Saint-Brevin-les-Pins until june, 28 2024 et Line 317 Saint-Brevin Saint-Nazaire from June, 29 2024 to august, 31 2024
  • I reserve my place: I click, select “Car” and “Loire-Atlantique” and “Request for information”.
    Indicate in the “Postal code and municipality” fields: 44600 SAINT-NAZAIRE
    NB: everything is in French, you can however leave a message in English to reserve or be called back.

Free minibus shuttle

In 2024, the service will be available from July 1 to September 1 (every hour) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. including a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A reinforced service with a second shuttle is offered from July 15 to August 18, the peak period (passage every 30 minutes).

Where are the stops located?

Two stops are served on each side of the Saint Nazaire bridge:

In Saint-Nazaire, boulevard des apprentices, at the corner of rue de l’aviation
In Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, Place Bougainville

Some practical information:

Loading/unloading of bicycles on the shuttle trailer is carried out directly by users
Tandems, cargo bikes and longtails cannot be accommodated by the shuttle
Luggage and child seats can be transported.

– Aléop bus n°317: 6 bikes maximum
– The website of the Saint-Brevin-les-Pins tourist office

More information at +33 02 51 82 62 62 (Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.)

Taxi + bike

Taxis in Saint-Brevin-les Pinsare fitted with “standard” bike racks.
Each taxi can carry 4 people and 4 bikes maximum, by reservation.
Availability from Monday to Friday before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and on weekends during the day.

Taxis in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: +33 02 40 27 23 07