There are 6 ways to get from Tours to La Rochelle by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$35 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Tours to La Rochelle Ouibus

$8 - $22

4 alternative options

Train via Poitiers  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers Tgv
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

$51 - $70

Rideshare  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Tours to La Rochelle 147.1 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Tours to La Rochelle 146.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers
  2. Fly from Poitiers (PIS) to La Rochelle (LRH) PIS - LRH

$122 - $1,032

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tours to La Rochelle is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tours to La Rochelle is to train which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tours and arriving at La Rochelle. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St-Pierre-des-Corps and arriving at La Rochelle Ville. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Tours and La Rochelle is 196 km. The road distance is 234.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tours to La Rochelle without a car is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs 30€ - 55€.

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The train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to La Rochelle Ville takes 2 h 3 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Map of how to get from Tours to La Rochelle.
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  • Distance: 122.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

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

TGV operates a train from Tours to La Rochelle once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. SNCF also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Tours to La Rochelle 4 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 4 h. Isilines also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Poitiers to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Tours to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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 Tours to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Tours to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tours to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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