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About the train journey from Bayeux to La Rochelle

Want to travel from Bayeux to La Rochelle by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Bayeux to La Rochelle usually takes 9 hours 27 minutes on average to travel 348 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 6 hours 11 minutes. You can expect to find 11 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Bayeux and La Rochelle, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to La Rochelle. You can choose to travel with TGV, SNCF or OUIGO to get to La Rochelle. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bayeux to La Rochelle in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $58.66.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to La Rochelle, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bayeux to La Rochelle by train

It takes an average of 9h 27m to travel from Bayeux to La Rochelle by train, over a distance of around 216 miles (348 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Bayeux to La Rochelle and tickets for this journey start from $58.66 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 11m
PriceFrom $58.66
Distance216 miles (348 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train06:39
Last train21:14
Departure stationBayeux
Arrival stationLa Rochelle
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, OUIGO

Bayeux to La Rochelle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bayeux to La Rochelle for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:39 12:39 7h 0m, 3 changes
08:40 15:56 7h 16m, 2 changes
10:40 17:23 6h 43m, 1 change
12:40 19:05 6h 25m, 1 change
13:29 20:22 6h 53m, 4 changes
13:29 20:40 7h 11m, 3 changes
15:15 21:26 6h 11m, 4 changes
16:39 06:39 14h 0m, 2 changes
19:07 08:37 13h 30m, 2 changes
19:07 08:44 13h 37m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains from Bayeux to La Rochelle

You can travel from Bayeux to La Rochelle on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Bayeux to La Rochelle

The price of train tickets from Bayeux to La Rochelle starts at $58.66 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bayeux to La Rochelle by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bayeux to La Rochelle

Want to know more about your journey from Bayeux to La Rochelle? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bayeux to La Rochelle take?

The average journey time by train between Bayeux and La Rochelle is 9 hours and 27 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bayeux and La Rochelle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bayeux to La Rochelle is 6 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Bayeux to La Rochelle cost?

Train tickets from Bayeux to La Rochelle can start from as little as $58.66 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bayeux to La Rochelle?

No, there are no direct train services from Bayeux to La Rochelle. Travelling from Bayeux to La Rochelle by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bayeux to La Rochelle leave?

The first train from Bayeux to La Rochelle leaves at 06:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bayeux to La Rochelle leave?

The last train from Bayeux to La Rochelle leaves at 21:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bayeux and La Rochelle by train?

Trains travelling from Bayeux to La Rochelle cover a distance of around 216 miles (348 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bayeux to La Rochelle for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/22/2023 for travel on 02/22/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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