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There are 5 ways to get from La Rochelle to Ruffec by train, bus or car

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Train via Poitiers  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers Tgv
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to Ruffec

$42 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Poitiers Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to Ruffec

$21 - $37

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$40 - $59

Bus, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Place de Verdun to Gare 882
  2. Take the train from Saintes to Ruffec

$31 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Ruffec 83 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Ruffec is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Ruffec is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Ruffec. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Ruffec via Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Ruffec is 105 km. The road distance is 132.8 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Ruffec without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from La Rochelle to Ruffec, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Ruffec is 133 km. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from La Rochelle to Ruffec.

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  • Distance: 65.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Ruffec, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France?

You can take a train from La Rochelle to Ruffec via Poitiers in around 3 h 22 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 Ruffec
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
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 Ruffec
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
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
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
lesmouettes-transports.com
Bus from Place de Verdun to Gare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lesmouettes-transports.com

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