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There are 3 ways to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from St Emilion to Bordeaux St Jean Ter
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville Intercités / ...

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Train, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from St Emilion to Bordeaux St Jean Ter
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral 189 km
Saint-Émilion → La Rochelle Cathedral
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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral is to train and bus which costs €16 - €35 and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral. However, there are services departing from St Emilion and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Bordeaux St Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Saint-Émilion and La Rochelle Cathedral is 161 km. The road distance is 189 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs €30 - €70.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral, including transfers.

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

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Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral 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 Cathedral is 189 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral.
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  • Distance: 161 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

You can take a train from Saint-Émilion to La Rochelle Cathedral via Bordeaux St Jean and La Rochelle Ville in around 4h 10m.

Train operators
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 St Emilion to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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