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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to La Rochelle Station by train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

€75 - €100

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Rideshare  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to La Rochelle 469.4 km

€25 - €35

3 alternative options

Night bus  •  8h

  1. Take the night bus from Paris to La Rochelle N723

€26 - €35

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to La Rochelle Station 468.2 km

€50 - €75

Fly, train  •  6h 48m

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

€108 - €355

Paris to La Rochelle Station by train and walk

The journey time between Paris and La Rochelle Station is around 3h and covers a distance of around 463 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 41m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Paris to La Rochelle Station service departs from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arrives in La Rochelle Station. Typically 44 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h
Fastest journey time:
2h 41m
Services per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€75
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:20
Last service departs at:
20:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to La Rochelle Station train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to La Rochelle Station is to night bus which costs €26 - €35 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to La Rochelle Station is to train which costs €75 - €100 and takes 3h 12m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Paris and arriving at La Rochelle. This bus operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arriving at La Rochelle Ville. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 58m.

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The distance between Paris and La Rochelle Station is 399 km. The road distance is 468.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to La Rochelle Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €75 - €100.

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The train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville takes 2h 58m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Paris to La Rochelle Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to La Rochelle Station train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 station.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to La Rochelle Station.
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  • Distance: 399.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Paris, France and La Rochelle Station, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville every 4 hours. Tickets cost €75 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Paris to La Rochelle 4 times a week. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Train operators
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
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 Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Paris to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to La Rochelle Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Paris to La Rochelle Station train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to La Rochelle Station is 468 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Paris to La Rochelle Station.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in La Rochelle Station. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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