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

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Train, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Rennes - St-Malo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to La Rochelle Ouibus

$27 - $48

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the night bus from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle N701

$18 - $30

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Tgv
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$71 - $106

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle 199.1 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle is to night bus which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Saint-Malo and arriving at La Rochelle. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from St Malo and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Rennes and Nantes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Saint-Malo and La Rochelle is 284 km. The road distance is 318.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 23€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Saint-Malo to La Rochelle bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Saint-Malo station.

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

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Saint-Malo to La Rochelle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 177.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle via Rennes and Nantes in around 6 h 59 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 Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $39
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
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 Rennes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Night bus from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Malo to La Rochelle is 319 km. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle.

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