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Route overview
Avg. journey time1h 00m
Trains per day12
Fare range€9.00 - €69.00
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at05:44
Last train departs at20:22
Fastest journey
Fastest route48m
Origin StationLa Rochelle
Destination StationSaintes

La Rochelle to Saintes train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Rochelle to Saintes for Tuesday 30th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
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SNCF and Intercités trains from La Rochelle to Saintes

You can travel from La Rochelle to Saintes 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 Saintes by train?

The average journey time between La Rochelle and Saintes is 1 hour and 0 minutes and the fastest journey time is 48 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 13 trains per day travelling from La Rochelle to Saintes. 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 Saintes?

The first train from La Rochelle to Saintes departs at 05:44. The last train from La Rochelle to Saintes departs at 20:22. 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 Saintes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from La Rochelle to Saintes without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from La Rochelle to Saintes. 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 Saintes to La Rochelle. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from La Rochelle to Saintes.
*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 Saintes for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/04/2019. 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 02/10/2018 for travel on 02/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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