Even if La Rochelle is not on the usual tracks, it is well connected to the outside world:
- there are nine TGVs (fast trains) per day from Paris Montparnasse train station (2 hours 28 mn for the fastest and 2 hours 47 mn for the others) to La Rochelle train station. From La Rochelle train station to the Espace Encan, it is a short 5-minute walk.
- Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a huge hub and Paris Orly Airport is a convenient international airport with connections to cheap flights. To reach Paris Montparnasse from Charles de Gaulle airport the most comfortable (even if not the fastest) transportation is a direct bus (called ‘Le Bus Direct’) which takes 70 to 80 minutes for 17 euro.
- Alternatively, 80 international flights (including an Easyjet flight from Geneva) land in Bordeaux Airport, which is a 2-hour drive from La Rochelle, a nice trip not much longer than commuting from some airports with traffic around the larger cities. The venue and many hotels are very close to the train station (a few minutes walk).
The venue is also very readily accessible from hotels, most of them situated within a 5-10 minute walking distance from the venue. Out of 4500 hotel rooms available in La Rochelle, more than 2300 can be reached in a less than 20 minutes walk.