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La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse by train

It takes an average of 3h 19m to travel from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse by train, over a distance of around 246 miles (396 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse and tickets for this journey start from €8.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 36m
Price€8.50 - €255.20
Distance246 miles (396 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationLa Rochelle
Arrival stationParis Montparnasse
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:51 La Rochelle Ville11:40 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8362 SNCF Get tickets2h 49m, direct
11:27 La Rochelle Ville14:03 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8364 SNCF Get tickets2h 36m, direct
12:49 La Rochelle Ville15:24 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8368 SNCF Get tickets2h 35m, direct
13:45 La Rochelle Ville16:40 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8378 SNCF Get tickets2h 55m, direct
15:47 La Rochelle Ville18:39 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8380 SNCF Get tickets2h 52m, direct
16:41 La Rochelle Ville19:40 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8384 SNCF Get tickets2h 59m, direct
17:20 La Rochelle Ville21:21 Paris MontparnasseTER 63458 SNCF Get tickets4h 01m, 1 change
18:45 La Rochelle Ville21:39 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8386 SNCF Get tickets2h 54m, direct
19:50 La Rochelle Ville22:39 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8388 SNCF Get tickets2h 49m, direct
20:44 La Rochelle Ville23:57 Paris MontparnasseTGV INOUI 8392 SNCF Get tickets3h 13m, direct

TGV and SNCF trains from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse

You can travel from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse on TGV 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.

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 La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse

Train tickets from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse start at €8.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €91.64.
lowest price found
from8.50
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avg. single price91.64

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 La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between La Rochelle and Paris Montparnasse is 3 hours and 19 minutes, with around 9 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 La Rochelle and Paris Montparnasse by train?

The fastest journey time by train from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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

Train tickets from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse can start from as little as €8.50 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 La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse?

Yes, it is possible to travel from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse leaves at 19:56. 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 La Rochelle and Paris Montparnasse by train?

Trains travelling from La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse cover a distance of around 246 miles (396 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle.
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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for La Rochelle to Paris Montparnasse for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 05/07/2020 for travel on 31/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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