There are 6 ways to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$81 - $122

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Carcassonne to Toulouse N716
  2. Take the night bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle N701

$29 - $49

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to La Rochelle

$35 - $50

Rideshare  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Carcassonne to La Rochelle 319.3 miles

$39

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to La Rochelle 320.9 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly  •  8 h 21 min

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

$86 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle is to rideshare which costs 33€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carcassonne and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and La Rochelle is 429 km. The road distance is 513.4 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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

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Carcassonne to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Carcassonne station.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 268.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Carcassonne to La Rochelle via Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Carcassonne to La Rochelle twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $220
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 Carcassonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
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 Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
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 Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Carcassonne to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Carcassonne to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Carcassonne to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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