How to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 9 min

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

$28 - $49

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$18 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 52 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

$56 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

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

$40 - $65

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 52 min.

Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
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 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rennes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Saint-Malo and La Rochelle is 284 km. The road distance is 319 km.

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

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

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 52 min.

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 5 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle, including transfers.