There are 11 ways to get from Lyon to La Rochelle by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Poitiers  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers Tgv
  3. Take the train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$171 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Tours N724 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tours to La Rochelle Ouibus

$36 - $57

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Train SNCF  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$114 - $161

Bus Isilines  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Valence - Bus station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valence to Rochefort

$36 - $86

Rideshare  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to La Rochelle 381.5 miles

$46

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to La Rochelle 381.3 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Lyon to La Rochelle  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to La Rochelle (LRH) LYS - LRH

$183 - $869

Fly Lyon to Nantes, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$77 - $254

Fly Lyon to Poitiers, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$138 - $549

Fly Lyon to Bordeaux, train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$81 - $182

Train to Geneva, fly to La Rochelle  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to La Rochelle (LRH) GVA - LRH

$163 - $617

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to La Rochelle is to rideshare which costs 40€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to La Rochelle is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 490€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Lyon and La Rochelle is 466 km. The road distance is 610.1 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Lyon to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Place de Verdun via Valence and Rochefort - Gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via St-Pierre-des-Corps and Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

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The nearest airport to La Rochelle is La Rochelle (LRH) Airport which is 3.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Nantes (NTE) (115.4 km), Bordeaux (BOD) (152.7 km), Limoges (LIG) (182.8 km) and Bergerac (EGC) (197.9 km).

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Lyon to La Rochelle train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Nantes station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 291.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Lyon to La Rochelle via St-Pierre-des-Corps and Poitiers in around 7 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to La Rochelle via Valence - Bus station, Valence, Rochefort, and Rochefort - Gare in around 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via Ajaccio, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via Ajaccio, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Geneva to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $45
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$32 - $38
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$32 - $38
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Lyon-Perrache to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Lyon-Perrache to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $140
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $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
$40 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Valence - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Tours to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Valence
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Valence to Rochefort
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Valence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Tours
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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