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Accessible tourism transport for getting around the Vendée

The Vendée is an accessible tourism destination and is fully equipped with accessible transport options adapted for visitors. From buses, coaches, taxis, or trains: all the information is right here!

Coach and bus lines with adapted access systems

All the bus lines managed by the Vendée County Council offer at least one place for people with limited mobility and the system providing access to the coach.
Not all stops are equipped to facilitate access for people in wheelchairs. Information relating to accessible stops is listed on each Sovetours summer timetable (wheelchair pictogram).
For the visually impaired, the name of the stops is announced by microphone.
Timetables are available in the town halls of each borough located on these bus routes.

Tél. : 02 51 62 18 23

IMPULSYON - The La Roche sur Yon Agglomeration public transport network

Line 1 serves the 3 major shopping centres: Sud Avenue, Downtown and Les Flâneries. This line is accessible to people with disabilities all day from 6.30 am to 8.30 pm, Monday to Saturday.
The network is free on Saturdays.

Tél. : 02 51 37 13 93

HANDIYON, the transport service for people with reduced mobility from La Roche sur Yon Agglomeration

“Handiyon” is a door-to-door transport service in La Roche sur Yon Agglomeration, intended for people with the Inclusion Mobility Card, operating at the normal network rates.
"Handiyon +" is an address-to-address transport service in the region of La Roche sur Yon Agglomeration, and is intended for people with the Inclusion Mobility Card, but operating at double the normal network rate.

Booking and information:
Tél. : 02 51 37 13 93

VAD (Values Added to Displacements)

400 vehicles (minibuses) that can accommodate 1 to 6 people in wheelchairs.
Quote, information, and booking (6.30 am to 8 pm, all year round.)
Tél. : 02 51 71 62 52

Taxis – vehicles adapted for handicap people

All taxis referenced by the trade union or by the association, have Social Security agreements.

Trade Union of Taxi men of the Vendée

3 rue Saint Jean - 85190 LA GÉNÉTOUZE
About thirty vehicles adapted for people with disabilities throughout the county.
Booking required 24 hours in advance.
Quotes, information, and Bookings.
Tel. : 06 09 96 76 76 or 06 03 77 73 65 (secretary)
E-mail: or

Vendée Taxis Association

Taxis throughout the Vendée region.
Booking is essential 24 hours in advance.
Quotes, information, and Bookings.
Phone. : 06 36 10 62 28

The Train - a free reception and accompaniment service at the station

For your train trips, the SNCF offers the Accès Plus service, a free reception service at the station and accompaniment on board the train for people with disabilities and limited mobility. The stations of La Roche Sur Yon, Les Sables d´Olonne, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Challans and Luçon offer this service. Booking is required at least 48 hours before departure. Travellers are requested to arrive 30 minutes before the departure time.
Information, registration, and bookings
Tel. : 0 890 640 650 then tap 1 (€ 0.11 / min)
3635 then say Accès Plus
By fax: 0 825 825 957 (0.15 € TTC / min)