There are 8 ways to get from La Rochelle to Lisbon by train, plane, bus, night train 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 to Nantes, fly  •  7 h 23 min

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

$90 - $277

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Bus Ouibus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios Ouibus

$47 - $77

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Fly from La Rochelle  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Lisbon (LIS) LRH - LIS

$304 - $654

Train to Bordeaux, fly  •  7 h 35 min

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

$90 - $318

Train, Trenhotel  •  21 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the train from Irun to Medina del Campo Ir
  4. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Coimbra B
  5. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$208 - $355

Train, bus  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Niort Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Niort to Lisboa - Sete Rios

$110 - $156

Bus ALSA  •  47 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Lisbon Sete Rios

$101 - $150

Drive  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Lisbon 837.7 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Lisbon - 7 Rios via Bordeaux City Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Lisbon is 1055 km. The road distance is 1340.4 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from La Rochelle to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Lisbon is to fly which takes 7 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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La Rochelle to Lisbon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1 h behind La Rochelle. It is currently 2:26 PM in La Rochelle and 1:26 PM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Lisbon is 1340 km. It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to drive from La Rochelle to Lisbon.

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  • Distance: 659.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Lisbon, Portugal?

easyJet, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from La Rochelle to Lisbon 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from La Rochelle to Lisbon via Bordeaux City Centre in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from La Rochelle to Lisbon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from La Rochelle to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from La Rochelle to Lisbon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
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 Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Niort
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Niort
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$33 - $36
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
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 Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Niort to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
20 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
internorte.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from La Rochelle to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
46 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
alsa.com

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Transavia France, easyJet, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Nantes Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6303+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to La Rochelle Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs .

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