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There are 9 ways to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Saint-Étienne

Train

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to St Pierre Des Corps
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Roanne
  3. Take the train from Roanne to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

Bus via Bordeaux

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Quai de Paludate to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux

Drive

  1. Drive from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux

Train to Nantes, fly, train

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

Train to Poitiers, fly, train

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
  2. Fly from Poitiers (PIS) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

Train to Bordeaux, fly, train

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

Train, train to Rennes, fly

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Nantes
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes
  3. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Lyon (LYS)
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux by walk, train and subway

The journey time between La Rochelle Station and Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is around 8h 51m and covers a distance of around 956 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 45m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, SNCF and others, the La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux service departs from La Rochelle Station and arrives in Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 53m
Layover time:
2h 58m
Total time:
8h 51m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 45m
Journey distance:
956 km
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
€169
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux walk, train and subway schedules

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The most affordable way to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is to bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Saint-Étienne via Bordeaux Saint-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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The distance between La Rochelle Station and Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is 438 km. The road distance is 679.4 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux without a car is to train via Paris which takes 6h 54m and costs €130 - €230.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux, including transfers.

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La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from La Rochelle Ville station.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is to train via Paris which takes 6h 54m and costs €130 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 30m.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux.
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  • Distance: 437.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 54m

What companies run services between La Rochelle Station, France and Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux, France?

You can take a train from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux via La Rochelle Ville, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux via La Rochelle, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, and Saint-Étienne in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €220
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €190
Flights from Rennes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Rennes to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Rennes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Rennes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Poitiers to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Train operators
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 La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from La Rochelle Ville to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to Roanne
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €65
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €85
Train from Roanne to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €16
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Roanne
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Roanne to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 La Rochelle to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bordeaux Quai de Paludate to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saint-Étienne station.

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La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux is 679 km. It takes approximately 6h 17m to drive from La Rochelle Station to Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux.

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Volotea, Air France and easyJet offer flights from Nantes Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux. Prices start at €87 per night.

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