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Taking the train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville in 2 hours 32 minutes

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.

Keen to book your train tickets to La Rochelle Ville? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Paris to La Rochelle Ville by train

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.

First train

05:56

Last train

21:01

Departure station

Paris

Arrival station

La Rochelle Ville

Journey time

2h 32m

Distance

399 miles (248 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $18.29

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, OUIGO

Paris to La Rochelle Ville train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to La Rochelle Ville for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:11 11:15 5h 4m, 1 change
08:23 11:24 3h 1m, direct
11:19 14:16 2h 57m, direct
12:39 15:59 3h 20m, 1 change
13:18 17:06 3h 48m, 1 change
14:43 17:23 2h 40m, direct
15:06 18:44 3h 38m, 1 change
16:27 18:59 2h 32m, direct
16:31 20:08 3h 37m, 1 change
17:27 20:21 2h 54m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to La Rochelle Ville

You can travel from Paris to La Rochelle Ville on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF 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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to La Rochelle Ville

The price of train tickets from Paris to La Rochelle Ville starts at $18.29 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 Paris to La Rochelle Ville 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 Paris to La Rochelle Ville

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to La Rochelle Ville? 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 Paris to La Rochelle Ville take?

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville?

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.

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

The first train from Paris to La Rochelle Ville leaves at 05:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Paris to La Rochelle Ville cover a distance of around 248 miles (399 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to La Rochelle Ville for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 05/15/2023 for travel on 05/15/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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