There are 4 ways to get from La Rochelle to Bordeaux by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$30 - $45

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus / ...

$6 - $17

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from La Rochelle to Bordeaux 113.5 miles

$13

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux 115.2 miles

$24 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Bordeaux is 154 km. The road distance is 184.3 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean takes 2 h 14 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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La Rochelle to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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La Rochelle to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, depart from La Rochelle Ville station.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Bordeaux is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 15 min.

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La Rochelle to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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La Rochelle to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Bordeaux, France?

SNCF operates a train from La Rochelle to Bordeaux every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from La Rochelle to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from La Rochelle to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Bordeaux is 184 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between La Rochelle and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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