There are 10 ways to get from Lille to La Rochelle by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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 via Paris Montparnasse  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$142 - $163

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to La Rochelle Ouibus

$29 - $40

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Train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$141 - $166

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to La Rochelle 723

$40 - $67

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lille to La Rochelle 429.7 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Lille Lesquin to Nantes, night bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Nantes (NTE) LIL - NTE
  2. Take the night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

$68 - $431

Fly Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Bordeaux (BOD) LIL - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville

$99 - $319

Train to Paris Orly, fly to La Rochelle  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to La Rochelle (LRH) ORY - LRH

$184 - $1,022

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Nantes, night bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nantes (NTE) CDG - NTE
  3. Take the night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

$95 - $320

Train to Brussels, fly to Nantes, night bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Nantes (NTE) BRU - NTE
  3. Take the night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

$109 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lille to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to La Rochelle is to train and fly which costs 150€ - 900€ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lille and La Rochelle is 586 km. The road distance is 687.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Lille to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Lille Flandres and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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

You can take a train from Lille to La Rochelle via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lille to La Rochelle hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lille Europe to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Lille Flandres to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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