Thinking about taking the train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 4 hours 19 minutes to travel the 399 km from Paris to La Rochelle Ville by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 32 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 15 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either TGV, SNCF or OUIGO. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Paris to La Rochelle Ville start from $18.26 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 4h 19m to travel from Paris to La Rochelle Ville by train, over a distance of around 248 miles (399 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Paris to La Rochelle Ville and tickets for this journey start from $18.29 when you book in advance.
La Rochelle Ville
399 miles (248 km)
15 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
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 Paris to La Rochelle Ville by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris and La Rochelle Ville is 4 hours and 19 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville is 2 hours and 32 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris to La Rochelle Ville can start from as little as $18.29 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to La Rochelle Ville without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Paris to La Rochelle Ville each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville leaves at 05:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville leaves at 21:01. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to La Rochelle Ville cover a distance of around 248 miles (399 km) during the journey.