There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulouse 721
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$85 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus  •  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 / ...

$30 - $137

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Train  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$126 - $209

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle 509.1 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to La Rochelle  •  7 h 51 min

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

$114 - $559

Fly to Nantes, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$84 - $284

Fly 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 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 25€ - 120€ 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 90€ - 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 Girona, Cerbère, Narbonne and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 14 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 bus and train which takes 11 h 58 min and costs 70€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 58 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 Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to bus which takes 12 h 45 min and costs 25€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 13 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 480€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to La Rochelle Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 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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Map of how to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 371.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and Bordeaux City Centre in around 12 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Narbonne, and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 13 h 14 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Cerbère to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $130
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
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 Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
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 Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.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 Barcelona City Center to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Barcelona City Center to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com

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