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There are 9 ways to get from La Rochelle to Venice by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from La Rochelle  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Venice (VCE) LRH - VCE

40€ - 153€

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Bus to Nantes, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Venice (VCE) NTE - VCE

Train to Bordeaux, fly  •  8h 13m

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

56€ - 185€

Train to Poitiers, fly  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
  2. Fly from Poitiers (PIS) to Venice (VCE) PIS - VCE

52€ - 194€

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  7h 31m

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

132€ - 351€

Train  •  14h 6m

  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 Venezia S. Lucia Fr

218€ - 343€

Bus  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre Rennes > Nantes > La Rochelle > Bordeaux City Centre > Toulouse / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Venice Mestre 1922

75€ - 99€

Bus via Donostia / San Sebastián  •  30h 2m

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Padova
  3. Take the bus from Stazione Padova to Venezia 53E

Drive  •  13h 20m

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Venice 1397.5 km

170€ - 250€

La Rochelle to Venice by train, walk and subway

The journey time between La Rochelle and Venice is around 22h 32m and covers a distance of around 1597 km. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 7m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro and Trenitalia Frecce, the La Rochelle to Venice service departs from La Rochelle Ville and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 32m
Fastest journey time:
15h 7m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
218€
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

La Rochelle to Venice train, walk and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Venice is to bus which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 27h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from La Rochelle to Venice is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs 40€ - 160€.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle to Venice. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Liberta' Santa Chiara via Bordeaux Saint-Jean and Stazione MESTRE FS C3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Venice. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 6m.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Venice is 1047 km. The road distance is 1397.5 km.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Venice without a car is to train which takes 14h 6m and costs 210€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from La Rochelle to Venice, including transfers.

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La Rochelle to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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La Rochelle to Venice 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 Venice is to fly which takes 7h 31m and costs 40€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 350€ and takes 14h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 27h 25m.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1047.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from La Rochelle to Venice 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Rochelle to Venice via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14h 6m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon, Olbia
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Paris Orly to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 150€
Flights from Nantes to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 150€
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Venice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from La Rochelle to Venice via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Poitiers to Venice via Lyon, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
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 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 La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
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 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from La Rochelle to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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 Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
alsa.com
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Padova
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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There is no direct flight from La Rochelle Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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La Rochelle to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice Mestre station.

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La Rochelle to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Rochelle to Venice is 1397 km. It takes approximately 13h 20m to drive from La Rochelle to Venice.

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Luxair, easyJet, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from La Rochelle Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 1486+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to La Rochelle Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs 2€.

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