How to travel from Nantes to La Rochelle

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Travel Information from Nantes to La Rochelle

distanceDistance74 miles (120 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or SNCF Intercités

Travel 74 miles (120 km) by train or bus between Nantes and La Rochelle. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or SNCF Intercités among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Nantes to La Rochelle.

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from Nantes to La Rochelle

How to get from Nantes to La Rochelle by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Nantes to La Rochelle is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
10:50AM2h35
Nantes, Route de Paris
01:25PMLa Rochelle
$111One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:50AM2h35
Nantes, Route de Paris
01:25PMLa Rochelle
$111One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Alsa
10:45PM1h29
Nantes, Route de Paris
12:14AMLa Rochelle
$791One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TER
09:55AM1h44
Nantes station
11:39AMLa Rochelle station
$271One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | Intercités
07:55AM1h46
Nantes station
09:41AMLa Rochelle station
$321One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:44PM4h49
Nantes station
05:33PMLa Rochelle station
$1441One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
08:40AM1h55
Nantes, Route de Paris
10:35AMLa Rochelle
$141One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:10AM2h00
Nantes, Route de Paris
11:10AMLa Rochelle
$211One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:35PM1h55
Nantes, Route de Paris
02:30PMLa Rochelle
$181One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Bus from Nantes to La Rochelle

BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa and FlixBus will get you from Nantes to La Rochelle at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

    FAQs: Travel from Nantes to La Rochelle

    FAQs: Travel to La Rochelle easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Nantes to La Rochelle.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options from Nantes to La Rochelle: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel from Nantes to La Rochelle is a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

    This is compared to other travel options from Nantes to La Rochelle:

    A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Nantes to La Rochelle costing on average $15 (€13).

    The fastest way to get to La Rochelle from Nantes is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 44 min.

    Other travel options to La Rochelle take longer:

    Getting to La Rochelle by bus takes 1 h 55 min on average.

    The Nantes to La Rochelle distance is around 74 miles (120 km).

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

    • 3 buses a day.
    • 3 trains a day.

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

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Nantes to La Rochelle:

    • Buses from Nantes to La Rochelle most often leave from Nantes, Route de Paris and arrive in La Rochelle, Gare routière.
    • Trains most often depart from Nantes at Nantes station and arrive in La Rochelle at La Rochelle.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Nantes to La Rochelle:

    • You can go to La Rochelle from Nantes by bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF | Autocar or Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $8 (€7) with FlixBus from Nantes to La Rochelle on Omio.
    • You can travel by train between Nantes and La Rochelle with SNCF Intercités, SNCF TER, TGV INOUI or SNCF (3), and you can find SNCF Intercités Nantes to La Rochelle tickets for $15 (€13) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Nantes to La Rochelle with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct bus to La Rochelle with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus with 3 direct buses per day.
    • You can check for a direct train to La Rochelle with SNCF Intercités or SNCF (3) with 3 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to La Rochelle tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Your trip from Nantes to La Rochelle doesn't have to end in La Rochelle. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon or Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron. If you’d like to add Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon or Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron to your Nantes to La Rochelle tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from La Rochelle today!
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