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Rennes to La Rochelle by train

It takes an average of 6h 49m to travel from Rennes to La Rochelle by train, over a distance of around 137 miles (221 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Rennes to La Rochelle and tickets for this journey start from $35.71 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 47m
PriceFrom $35.71
Distance137 miles (221 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationRennes
Arrival stationLa Rochelle
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Rennes to La Rochelle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rennes to La Rochelle for Tuesday May 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:57 11:21 6h 24m, 2 changes
05:23 11:21 5h 58m, 3 changes
06:52 01:05 6h 13m, 4 changes
09:57 04:20 6h 23m, 4 changes
00:37 05:24 4h 47m, 1 change
02:40 08:21 5h 41m, 3 changes
03:57 09:19 5h 22m, 3 changes
06:37 08:24 13h 47m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Rennes to La Rochelle

The price of train tickets from Rennes to La Rochelle starts at $35.71 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 Rennes 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 Rennes to La Rochelle

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

The average journey time by train between Rennes and La Rochelle is 6 hours and 49 minutes, with around 8 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 Rennes and La Rochelle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rennes to La Rochelle is 4 hours and 47 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Rennes to La Rochelle can start from as little as $35.71 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 Rennes to La Rochelle?

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

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

The first train from Rennes to La Rochelle leaves at 00:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rennes to La Rochelle leaves at 09:57. 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 Rennes and La Rochelle by train?

Trains travelling from Rennes to La Rochelle cover a distance of around 137 miles (221 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from La Rochelle to Rennes.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rennes to La Rochelle for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 04/29/2021 for travel on 04/29/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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