There are 6 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle by bus, train, car, plane or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to La Rochelle Ouibus / ...

$15 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$39 - $62

Train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$67 - $113

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle 262.9 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly to La Rochelle  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Biarritz - Aéroport
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to La Rochelle (LRH) BIQ - LRH

$193 - $953

Bus, fly to Nantes, night bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Biarritz - Aéroport
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Nantes (NTE) BIQ - NTE
  3. Take the night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

$92 - $305

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and La Rochelle, France?

Ouibus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle via Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 7 h 24 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Biarritz to La Rochelle via Lyon, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Biarritz to La Rochelle via Lyon, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to La Rochelle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Biarritz to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Biarritz - Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Nantes to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to La Rochelle, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and La Rochelle is 324 km. The road distance is 421 km.

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 13€ - 50€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle is to drive which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Hendaye and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

The bus from San Sebastián to La Rochelle takes 5 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.