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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$219 - $287

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Bus  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Poitiers Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ouibus

$39 - $55

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Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle 647 miles

$130 - $210

Fly Frankfurt to Nantes, train  •  9 h 53 min

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

$143 - $313

Fly Frankfurt to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 19 min

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

$146 - $451

Fly Frankfurt to Poitiers, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Poitiers (PIS) FRA - PIS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de La Rochelle-Ville

$129 - $558

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nantes (NTE) DUS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$151 - $343

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Nantes  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nantes (NTE) SXB - NTE
  4. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$153 - $444

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville

$166 - $416

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Bordeaux  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Bordeaux (BOD) SXB - BOD
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$151 - $422

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle is to train which costs 190€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at La Rochelle via Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 45 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and La Rochelle is 851 km. The road distance is 1035.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 7 h 59 min and costs 190€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle is to train which takes 7 h 59 min and costs 190€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 531.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and La Rochelle, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle via Poitiers in around 17 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Venice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Nuremberg, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Paderborn, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
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 Gare de Poitiers to Gare de La Rochelle-Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Poitiers to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle is 1035 km. It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to La Rochelle.

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British Airways, Iberia, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nantes Airport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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