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There are 9 ways to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station by train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

268€ - 551€

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Train to Cardiff, fly to Nantes, train  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Nantes (NTE) CWL - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

98€ - 303€

7 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus  •  24h

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the bus from Newport Train Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  4. Take the night bus from Paris to La Rochelle

113€ - 150€

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 37m

  1. Drive from Swansea to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to La Rochelle-Ville Station

103€ - 188€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 19m

  1. Drive from Swansea to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to La Rochelle-Ville Station

273€ - 328€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Bordeaux  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) BRS - BOD
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville

107€ - 438€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to La Rochelle  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to La Rochelle (LRH) BRS - LRH

135€ - 515€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Nantes, train  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

171€ - 332€

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Nantes  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Nantes (NTE) SOU - NTE
  4. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

247€ - 895€

Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Swansea and La Rochelle-Ville Station is around 14h 16m and covers a distance of around 1230 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 59m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station service departs from Swansea and arrives in La Rochelle Ville. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 16m
Fastest journey time:
8h 59m
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
268€
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:46
Last service departs at:
13:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station train, subway and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Rochelle-Ville Station is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Rochelle-Ville Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Rochelle-Ville Station is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station is to train and bus and night bus which costs £95 - £130 and takes 24h.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station is to train and fly which costs £110 - £450 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 54m.

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The distance between Swansea and La Rochelle-Ville Station is 641 km.

The best way to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station without a car is to train which takes 10h 54m and costs £230 - £480.

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It takes approximately 10h 54m to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station, including transfers.

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Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Swansea station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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La Rochelle-Ville Station is 1h ahead of Swansea. It is currently 6:07 AM in Swansea and 7:07 AM in La Rochelle-Ville Station.

Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station.
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  • Distance: 641.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 54m

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and La Rochelle-Ville Station, France?

You can take a train from Swansea to La Rochelle-Ville Station via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 10h 54m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Bristol to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 500€
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
75€ - 100€
Anytime Day 1st Class
130€ - 180€
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
25€ - 35€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
21€ - 26€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
18€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
13€ - 16€
Anytime Day 1st Class
22€ - 29€
Train from Swansea to Reading
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
65€ - 80€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 150€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 100€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
tfw.wales
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 140€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
50€ - 75€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Newport Train Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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easyJet and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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