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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$143 - $192

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 721 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle Ouibus / ...

$29 - $77

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Bus ALSA  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Saintes
  2. Take the bus from Le Gua - Cadeuil to La Rochelle Gare Parvis 9E

$51 - $79

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle 509.1 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Barcelona to La Rochelle  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to La Rochelle (LRH) BCN - LRH

$124 - $609

Fly Barcelona to Nantes, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nantes (NTE) BCN - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$84 - $284

Fly Barcelona to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bordeaux (BOD) BCN - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$77 - $222

Train to Toulouse, fly to Nantes, train  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nantes (NTE) TLS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$142 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 24€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 7 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at La Rochelle via Bordeaux City Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and La Rochelle is 595 km. The road distance is 814.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to train which takes 9 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 371.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 17 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and La Rochelle, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 9 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Bordeaux City Centre in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Barcelona City Centre to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Saintes
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
bus
Bus from Le Gua - Cadeuil to La Rochelle Gare Parvis
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to La Rochelle Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to La Rochelle is 815 km. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle.

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Air France, Ryanair, Flybe and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to La Rochelle train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Barcelona to La Rochelle bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and two other operators.

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There are 748+ hotels available in La Rochelle. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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