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

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Train  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ter

108€ - 198€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to La Rochelle Bcn169 / ...

35€ - 55€

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Drive  •  7h 33m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle 812.9 km

100€ - 150€

Fly to Nantes, drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nantes (NTE) BCN - NTE
  2. Drive from Nantes to La Rochelle

60€ - 277€

Fly to La Rochelle  •  7h 46m

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

70€ - 200€

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 31m

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

56€ - 153€

Fly to Rennes, night bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rennes (RNS) BCN - RNS
  2. Take the night bus from Rennes to La Rochelle

83€ - 329€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to fly and drive which costs 60€ - 280€ and takes 5h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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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 Narbonne and Bordeaux St Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 3m.

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The distance between Barcelona and La Rochelle is 595 km. The road distance is 812.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 10h 3m and costs 100€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 10h 3m to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle is to train which takes 10h 3m and costs 100€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 7h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 594.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 3m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Narbonne and Bordeaux St Jean in around 10h 3m. Alternatively, Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord operates a bus from Barcelona Nord to La Rochelle once daily, and the journey takes 11h 30m. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 130€
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 400€
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 600€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Barcelona to La Rochelle via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
Rail 1st Class
60€ - 95€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to La Rochelle Verdun
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Night bus from Rennes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, 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 813 km. It takes approximately 7h 33m to drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle.

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Volotea, Air France, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to La Rochelle bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1186+ hotels available in La Rochelle. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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