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

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Train  •  10h 1m

  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

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Bus via Toulouse  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Toulouse BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Bus, train  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Toulouse 721
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ter

Bus  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Niort N721
  2. Take the bus from Niort to La Rochelle 723

Drive  •  7h 35m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral 816.3 km

Fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 36m

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

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 39m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral is to bus via Toulouse which costs €28 - €70 and takes 12h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral is to drive which costs €95 - €140 and takes 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to La Rochelle Cathedral. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at La Rochelle via Toulouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral. 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 1m.

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The distance between Barcelona and La Rochelle Cathedral is 594 km. The road distance is 816.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral without a car is to train which takes 10h 1m and costs €100 - €200.

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It takes approximately 10h 1m to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral, including transfers.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral 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 Cathedral is to train which takes 10h 1m and costs €100 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus via Toulouse, which costs €28 - €70 and takes 12h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral.
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  • Distance: 594.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 1m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and La Rochelle Cathedral, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral via Narbonne, Bordeaux St Jean, and La Rochelle Ville in around 10h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral via Toulouse and La Rochelle in around 12h 2m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €340
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €340
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 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 25m
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 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Niort
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Niort to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Cathedral bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral is 816 km. It takes approximately 7h 35m to drive from Barcelona to La Rochelle Cathedral.

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Volotea, easyJet, Air France and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in La Rochelle Cathedral. 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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