There are 5 ways to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to La Rochelle Ville Ic

$70 - $111

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle Ouibus / ...

$15 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to La Rochelle 264.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to La Rochelle  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to La Rochelle (LRH) TLS - LRH

$114 - $554

Fly to Nantes, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nantes (NTE) TLS - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville

$64 - $169

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The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to La Rochelle. However, there are services departing from Toulouse-Matabiau and arriving at La Rochelle Ville via Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Toulouse and La Rochelle is 351 km. The road distance is 422.7 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle, including transfers.

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Toulouse to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Toulouse station.

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Toulouse to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 480€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 219.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Toulouse, France and La Rochelle, France?

You can take a train from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Lyon, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Lyon, Poitiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Toulouse to La Rochelle via Porto
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $220
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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
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 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Bus operators
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 Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
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
Bus from Toulouse to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Toulouse Airport to La Rochelle Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Toulouse to La Rochelle bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Toulouse to La Rochelle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at La Rochelle Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to La Rochelle is 423 km. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Toulouse to La Rochelle.

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easyJet, Ryanair, Hop! and Air France offer flights from Toulouse Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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Book your Toulouse to La Rochelle bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 671+ hotels available in La Rochelle. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Toulouse Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 2€.

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