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There are 11 ways to get from La Rochelle to Rome by train, plane, bus 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 to Rome  •  7h 48m

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

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Fly La Rochelle to Rome Ciampino  •  13h 50m

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) LRH - CIA

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Train to Nantes, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) NTE - CIA

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Rome  •  10h 20m

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

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) BOD - CIA

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Rome  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rome (FCO) ORY - FCO

Train via Paris  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

Train  •  23h 28m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean Ter
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Antibes Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia Ter
  5. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini Ic

Bus  •  28h 30m

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Paris 723
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

Bus via Girona  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Gerona/Girona
  2. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Roma

Drive  •  15h 52m

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Rome 1681.7 km

La Rochelle to Rome by train, walk and subway

The journey time between La Rochelle and Rome is around 24h 39m and covers a distance of around 1889 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 41m. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 46m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro and Trenitalia Frecce, the La Rochelle to Rome service departs from La Rochelle Ville and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 58m
Layover time:
11h 41m
Total time:
24h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
22h 46m
Journey distance:
1889 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€229
Carbon emissions:
99 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:47
Last service departs at:
17:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

La Rochelle to Rome train, walk and subway schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from La Rochelle to Rome is to fly, which costs €30 - €170 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Rome is to train and fly which costs €60 - €210 and takes 7h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle to Rome station. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Rome. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Roma Termini via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 38m.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Rome is 1188 km. The road distance is 1681.7 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Rome without a car is to train via Paris which takes 15h 38m and costs €220 - €400.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from La Rochelle to Rome, including transfers.

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La Rochelle to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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La Rochelle to Rome train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from La Rochelle Ville station.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Rome is to fly which takes 13h 50m and costs €30 - €170. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €220 - €400 and takes 15h 38m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 28h 30m.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1187.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 48m

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Rome, Italy?

Ryanair flies from La Rochelle to Rome 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Rochelle to Rome via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 15h 38m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome Ciampino via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Nantes to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from Nantes to Rome Ciampino via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from Nantes to Rome Ciampino via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from Nantes to Rome Ciampino via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from La Rochelle to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from La Rochelle to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €160
Flights from La Rochelle to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €180
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Flights from Paris Orly to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Flights from Paris Orly to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €340
Flights from Paris Orly to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nantes to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€320 - €900
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rome via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Train operators
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 La Rochelle Ville to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 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 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 Bordeaux St Jean to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€75 - €120
Rail 1st Class
€100 - €150
Train from Marseille St Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
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 52m
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Marseille St Charles to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Rochelle to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Gerona/Girona
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Roma
Ave. Duration
43h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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La Rochelle to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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La Rochelle to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Rome is 1682 km. It takes approximately 15h 52m to drive from La Rochelle to Rome.

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Transavia France, Alitalia, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Nantes Airport to Rome Airport.

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