How to travel from La Rochelle to Madrid

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Travel Information from La Rochelle to Madrid

distanceDistance416 miles (671 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 13 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 416 miles (671 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between La Rochelle and Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from La Rochelle to Madrid.

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FAQs

International travel from La Rochelle, France to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from La Rochelle?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Madrid from La Rochelle.

The restriction level for your return to La Rochelle, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to La Rochelle from Madrid restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in La Rochelle from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in La Rochelle, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 7/2/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to La Rochelle from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between La Rochelle and Madrid including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from La Rochelle is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A ferry is $39 (€35) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from La Rochelle to Madrid costing on average $39 (€35).

A ferry is $7 (€6) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from La Rochelle to Madrid costing on average $7 (€6).

A ferry is $2 (€2) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from La Rochelle to Madrid costing on average $2 (€2).

The fastest way from La Rochelle to Madrid is by bus with an average journey time of 13 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 20 h 42 min.

The distance from La Rochelle to Madrid is approximately 416 miles (671 km).

The average frequency per day from La Rochelle to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from La Rochelle to Madrid as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from La Rochelle to Madrid:

  • Most travelers board their bus from La Rochelle, Gare routière and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers take a flight from La Rochelle Ile de Re Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from La Rochelle and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from La Rochelle to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus La Rochelle to Madrid tickets on Omio for $39 (€35).
Your trip from La Rochelle to Madrid doesn't have to end in Madrid. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla to your La Rochelle to Madrid tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Madrid today!

When planning your trip from La Rochelle to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $39 (€35) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $7 (€6) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $2 (€2) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from La Rochelle to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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