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Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 23m
Trains per day4
Fare range€10.00 - €228.00
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at05:52
Last train departs at18:57
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 40m
Origin StationLa Rochelle
Destination StationNantes

La Rochelle to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Rochelle to Nantes for Tuesday 23rd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
La Rochelle
2h 40m
La Rochelle
4h 36m
2 changes
La Rochelle
2h 41m
La Rochelle
2h 44m
La Rochelle
5h 02m
2 changes

SNCF and Intercités trains from La Rochelle to Nantes

You can travel from La Rochelle to Nantes on SNCF and Intercités 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.

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).

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 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.

How long does it take to travel from La Rochelle to Nantes by train?

The average journey time between La Rochelle and Nantes is 3 hours and 23 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 6 trains per day travelling from La Rochelle to Nantes. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from La Rochelle to Nantes?

The first train from La Rochelle to Nantes departs at 05:52. The last train from La Rochelle to Nantes departs at 18:57. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between La Rochelle and Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from La Rochelle to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from La Rochelle to Nantes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to La Rochelle. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from La Rochelle to Nantes.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for La Rochelle to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 02/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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