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Catching the bus from Mont St Michel

We have a trip leaving Mt St Michel on May 17th (3rd Sunday) next year. Would like to catch the bus to Rennes in the morning and would like to know if this bus could be over crowded to the point of not getting on. We would then connect to Paris by train from Rennes. Any advice or ideas would be appreciated> Thanks

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Just buy the ticket in advance online @ ouisncf.com instead of showing up and you won't have a problem

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Paris <--> Rennes is super easy, a direct train costing about $38 (last time I looked.) I downloaded the Oui SNCF app to buy tickets. Another good app for making travel arrangements is Rome2Rio.

I'll be going from Rennes to Mont St-Michel next month and I'm renting a car. I've been there before, and it is WAY the heck out in the middle of nowhere! (I went by car last time, too.) I personally detest riding on buses, and especially in the countryside where it is pretty easy to just drive, I wouldn't do that.

You said you're leaving Mont St-Michel, and heading to Rennes. Where will you be coming from before you go to Mont St-Michel? Have you thought about renting a car from wherever that is, and then driving on to Rennes?

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Yes I have thought about renting a car, however we travel a lot by car here at home and enjoy doing things differently while on vacation in Europe. Also when I look up schedules on ouisncf.com the bus trip comes up under the train section as autocar and doesn't come up under the bus section. what is autocar? I'm guessing it means bus.

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@ joe, I'm not sure what "autocar" refers to.

Some people can tolerate buses, but I can't. The one time I took a bus in France - bouncing around the countryside - I got so sick it was everything I could do not to throw up!

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Autocar is the equivalent of the word "coach" that Americans in the USA who take Greyhound or Megabus or Amtrak etc. know when they hear it.

It looks this
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tec869/15470206283

I rarely have seen people suffer motion sickness when taking the bus here in the USA or abroad. I have on a plane though

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Thanks for your replies! I used to drive for Greyhound and I never got motion sickness while driving, however when I rode in the back I sometimes did. So I try to always try to look out the front window and if that didn't work I would just close my eyes and relax.