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There are 10 ways to get from Avignon to La Rochelle by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train inOui TGV  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Poitiers
  3. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de La Rochelle-Ville Tgv

$197 - $248

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Bus, night bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Toulouse Ouibus
  2. Take the night bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle N701

$35 - $57

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Train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$119 - $175

Bus  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Valence
  2. Take the bus from Valence to Rochefort

$41 - $87

Drive  •  7h 7m

  1. Drive from Avignon to La Rochelle 469.9 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Marseille, fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Nantes (NTE) MRS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$97 - $332

Train to Marseille, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) MRS - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$95 - $290

Train to Lyon, fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nantes (NTE) LYS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$113 - $289

Train to Montpellier, fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch
  2. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Nantes (NTE) MPL - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$89 - $298

Train to Montpellier, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch
  2. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Bordeaux (BOD) MPL - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$142 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to La Rochelle is to bus and night bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Avignon - Gare Routière and arriving at La Rochelle Normandin via Valence and Rochefort - Gare SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Gare de La Rochelle-Ville via Gare de Paris-Austerlitz and Gare de Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Avignon and La Rochelle is 529 km. The road distance is 751.8 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 8h 33m and costs 170€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 8h 33m to get from Avignon to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Avignon to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Avignon - Gare Routière station.

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Avignon to La Rochelle train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to La Rochelle is to train which takes 8h 33m and costs 170€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 10h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 330.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 33m

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

You can take a train from Avignon to La Rochelle via Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Paris-Austerlitz, and Gare de Poitiers in around 8h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to La Rochelle via Valence, Valence, and Rochefort - Gare SNCF in around 10h 41m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Marseille to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Marseille to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Montpellier to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Montpellier to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Marseille to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Marseille to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Montpellier to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Montpellier to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $420
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $180
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
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 Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de La Rochelle-Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Nîmes to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de La Rochelle-Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Valence
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Valence to Rochefort
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Avignon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
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
Night bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Avignon to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Rochefort station.

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Avignon to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de La Rochelle-Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to La Rochelle is 752 km. It takes approximately 7h 7m to drive from Avignon to La Rochelle.

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Ryanair, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Nantes Airport.

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