There are 5 ways to get from Nantes to La Rochelle by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus Isilines  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

$10 - $13

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Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to La Rochelle Ouibus / ...

$7 - $16

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$30 - $45

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nantes to La Rochelle 85.8 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to La Rochelle 85 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to La Rochelle is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nantes and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nantes and arriving at La Rochelle Ville. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Nantes and La Rochelle is 121 km. The road distance is 136 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to La Rochelle without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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The bus from Nantes to La Rochelle takes 2 h 21 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Nantes to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to La Rochelle is to bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 75.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

Isilines operates a bus from Nantes to La Rochelle 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Nantes to La Rochelle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 41 min.

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.

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Contact Details
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
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nantes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nantes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Nantes to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to La Rochelle is 136 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Nantes to La Rochelle.

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There are 671+ hotels available in La Rochelle. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nantes and La Rochelle. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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