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There are 4 ways to get from La Rochelle to Limoges 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  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers Tgv
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to Limoges-Benedictins

$51 - $78

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Poitiers Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Poitiers to Limoges 741

$12 - $25

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from La Rochelle to Limoges 154 miles

$15 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Limoges 155.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Limoges is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Limoges is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle to Limoges. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Limoges via Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Limoges. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Limoges-Benedictins via Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Limoges is 190 km. The road distance is 248.3 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Limoges without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from La Rochelle to Limoges, including transfers.

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La Rochelle to Limoges bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Limoges is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 22€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Limoges.
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from La Rochelle to Limoges via Poitiers in around 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from La Rochelle to Limoges via Poitiers in around 5 h 20 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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Poitiers to Limoges-Benedictins
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 La Rochelle to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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
Bus from La Rochelle to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Poitiers to Limoges
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from La Rochelle to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from La Rochelle to Limoges
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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La Rochelle to Limoges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Limoges station.

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La Rochelle to Limoges train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Limoges-Benedictins station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Limoges is 248 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from La Rochelle to Limoges.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Limoges. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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