There are 4 ways to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from St Emilion to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$44 - $70

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Train, bus Ouibus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from St Emilion to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle Ouibus / ...

$21 - $37

2 alternative options

Train, bus Isilines  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from St Emilion to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Take the bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to La Rochelle

$27 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle 117.6 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle is to train and bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from St Emilion and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Saint-Émilion and La Rochelle is 161 km. The road distance is 188.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Emilion station.

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Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle is 188 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle.

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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Saint-Émilion, France and La Rochelle, France?

You can take a train from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle via Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 3 h 51 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 St Emilion to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $27
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
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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 Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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