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

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  •  5 h 23 min

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

$141 - $162

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to La Rochelle Ouibus

$28 - $40

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to La Rochelle 723

$40 - $66

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lille to La Rochelle 429.7 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Lille Lesquin to Nantes, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$91 - $466

Train to Paris Orly, fly to La Rochelle  •  4 h 37 min

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

$183 - $1,021

Fly Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux, train  •  7 h 1 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 - $314

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Nantes, train  •  7 h 2 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 train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$117 - $354

Train to Brussels, fly to Nantes, train  •  8 h 51 min

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

$140 - $344

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 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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The best way to get from Lille to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Lille to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Lille to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lille station.

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The best way to get from Lille to La Rochelle is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lille to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to La Rochelle is 688 km. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Lille to La Rochelle.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Nantes Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lille to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 366 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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 23 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lille to La Rochelle 3 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
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 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
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 to Friday
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
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 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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
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
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
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 4 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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lille to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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.

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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
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Lille to Lille Lesquin Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs .

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