From its strategic position between Bordeaux, Poitiers, La Rochelle and only an hour from Royan, Cognac is the perfect access point to all that this emblematic region has to offer. Whether travelling by train, coach or car, here are the best options for getting to Cognac.

Main distances

  • Cognac / Paris : 465 km
  • Cognac / Bordeaux : 120 km
  • Cognac / La Rochelle : 95 km
  • Atlantic coast (Royan) : 60 km

How to get to Cognac

How to get to Cognac by bus?

Coming from Angoulême, route 160 serves the towns of Jarnac and Cognac et route 161 serves Châteauneuf-sur-Charente for just 2€30!

How to get to Cognac by car?

Take either the A10 (toll) or N10:

  • A10, exit Saintes or Pons
  • N10 exit Barbezieux or Angoulême

How to get to Cognac by train?

There’s a direct service to Angoulême from Lille, Paris or Bordeaux.  Then take a local train (TER) for Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, Jarnac, Cognac, Saintes and Royan

More information:

borne de location de vélo à assistance électrique Vélo Modalis à Cognac

Rent an electric bike when you get off the train.

The Vélo Modalis app enables you to rent an electric bike in the stations of Cognac, Jarnac and Châteauneuf-sur-Charente.

The nearest airports?

  • La Rochelle.
    To get to Cognac by car takes around 1hr30.
    By local train (TER), 1hr30 also.
  • Bordeaux-Mérignac.
    To get to Cognac by car takes around 1hr40.
  • Paris Roissy-Charles de-Gaulle.
    There is a direct TGV from the airport to Angoulême.

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