Thinking about taking the train from Rennes to La Rochelle? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 8 hours 24 minutes to travel the 221 km from Rennes to La Rochelle by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 1 minute on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 10 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.
Train tickets from Rennes to La Rochelle start from $28.82 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? 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.
|Journey time||From 4h 1m|
|Distance||137 miles (221 km)|
|Frequency||10 trains per day|
|Arrival station||La Rochelle|
|Train and bus operators||BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus|
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.§
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 Rennes and La Rochelle is 8 hours and 24 minutes, with around 10 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 Rennes to La Rochelle is 4 hours and 1 minute.
Train tickets from Rennes to La Rochelle can start from as little as $28.82 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.
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.
The first train from Rennes to La Rochelle leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rennes to La Rochelle leaves at 20:32. 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 Rennes to La Rochelle cover a distance of around 137 miles (221 km) during the journey.