There are 6 ways to get from La Rochelle to Royan by bus, train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Place de Verdun to Royan - Gare Intermodale 16 / ...

$2 - $12

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 13 min

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

$30 - $44

Rideshare  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from La Rochelle to Royan 44.2 miles

$6

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from La Rochelle to Royan 45.8 miles

$110 - $150

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Royan 45.8 miles

$9 - $15

Uber  •  58 min

  1. Take an Uber from La Rochelle to Royan 45.8 miles

$110 - $150

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Place de Verdun and arriving at Royan - Gare Intermodale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Royan. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Royan via Saintes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Royan is 61 km. The road distance is 73.2 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Royan without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs .

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The bus from Place de Verdun to Royan - Gare Intermodale takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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La Rochelle to Royan bus services, operated by Les Mouettes Transport, depart from Place de Verdun station.

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

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Royan is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 13 min.

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La Rochelle to Royan bus services, operated by Les Mouettes Transport, arrive at Royan - Gare Intermodale station.

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

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Royan.
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  • Distance: 37.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

Les Mouettes Transport operates a bus from La Rochelle to Royan 3 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Rochelle to Royan via Saintes in around 2 h 13 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 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 Royan
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
lesmouettes-transports.com
Bus from Place de Verdun to Royan - Gare Intermodale
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
lesmouettes-transports.com
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 Royan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Royan
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber La Rochelle
Website
uber.com
Towncar from La Rochelle to Royan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$110 - $150
Taxi from La Rochelle to Royan
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Abeilles Taxi La Rochelle
Phone
+33 5 46 41 22 22
Website
taxi-la-rochelle.com
Anthony Taxi
Phone
+33 6 71 49 30 98
Website
taxi-ile-de-re.com

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Royan is 73 km. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from La Rochelle to Royan.

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

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