There are 6 ways to get from La Rochelle to Valencia by plane, train, 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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Fly from La Rochelle  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Valencia (VLC) LRH - VLC

$122 - $555

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Valencia

$60 - $100

4 alternative options

Train to Nantes, fly  •  7 h 8 min

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

$113 - $298

Train  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Em

$177 - $249

Bus Eurolines FR  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Valencia

$123 - $176

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Valencia 617.7 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Valencia is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 19 h.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Valencia is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 8 min.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Valencia is 747 km. The road distance is 988.3 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from La Rochelle to Valencia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Valencia. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 19 h.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Valencia. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Toulouse-Matabiau and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 44 min.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Valencia without a car is to train which takes 13 h 44 min and costs 150€ - 220€.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Valencia.
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  • Distance: 467.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Valencia, Spain?

easyJet, Air France and three other airlines fly from La Rochelle to Valencia twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Rochelle to Valencia via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Toulouse-Matabiau, and Barcelona Sants in around 13 h 44 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Valencia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Valencia via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Valencia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
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 Barcelona Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from La Rochelle to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com

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