There are 5 ways to get from La Rochelle to Cognac by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Cognac

$20 - $30

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Rideshare  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from La Rochelle to Cognac 63.5 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train via Saintes  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes Ic
  2. Take the train from Saintes to Cognac

$30 - $42

Bus, train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Place de Verdun to Gare 882
  2. Take the train from Saintes to Cognac

$20 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Cognac 64.7 miles

$13 - $21

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Cognac. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Cognac is 82 km. The road distance is 103.5 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Cognac without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs .

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The train from La Rochelle Ville to Cognac takes 1 h 19 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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La Rochelle to Cognac train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cognac station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Cognac is 104 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from La Rochelle to Cognac.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Cognac. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between La Rochelle and Cognac. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Cognac.
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  • Distance: 51.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

SNCF operates a train from La Rochelle to Cognac twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Cognac
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Saintes
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Saintes to Cognac
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$14 - $22
Bus operators
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
lesmouettes-transports.com
Bus from Place de Verdun to Gare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lesmouettes-transports.com
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from La Rochelle to Cognac
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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