There are 4 ways to get from La Rochelle to Nantes by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Nantes

$5 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Nantes Ic

$30 - $45

Rideshare  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from La Rochelle to Nantes 85.8 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Nantes 85 miles

$18 - $27

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

Isilines operates a bus from La Rochelle to Nantes once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from La Rochelle to Nantes every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from La Rochelle to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from La Rochelle to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between La Rochelle and Nantes is 121 km. The road distance is 136 km.

The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Nantes is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Nantes is to drive which takes 1 h 32 min and costs 15€ - 23€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Nantes. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Nantes. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

The bus from La Rochelle to Nantes takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.