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About the train journey from La Rochelle to Waterloo

Want to travel from La Rochelle to Waterloo by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from La Rochelle to Waterloo usually takes 9 hours 13 minutes on average to travel 404 miles (651 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 5 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between La Rochelle and Waterloo, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Waterloo.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from La Rochelle to Waterloo in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €198.90.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Waterloo, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

La Rochelle to Waterloo by train

It takes an average of 9h 13m to travel from La Rochelle to Waterloo by train, over a distance of around 404 miles (651 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from La Rochelle to Waterloo and tickets for this journey start from €198.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 54m
PriceFrom €198.90
Distance404 miles (651 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train05:39
Last train21:35
Departure stationLa Rochelle
Arrival stationWaterloo
Changes2 changes

La Rochelle to Waterloo train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Rochelle to Waterloo for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:39 11:18 6h 39m, 2 changes
07:24 13:18 5h 54m, 2 changes
09:44 17:09 7h 25m, 3 changes
09:44 17:18 7h 34m, 2 changes
11:25 18:18 6h 53m, 2 changes
12:47 19:48 7h 1m, 2 changes
16:01 22:09 6h 8m, 3 changes
18:47 07:18 12h 31m, 2 changes
19:19 10:18 14h 59m, 3 changes
19:19 10:48 15h 29m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from La Rochelle to Waterloo

The price of train tickets from La Rochelle to Waterloo starts at €198.90 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 La Rochelle to Waterloo 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between La Rochelle and Waterloo is 9 hours and 13 minutes, with around 12 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 Waterloo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from La Rochelle to Waterloo is 5 hours and 54 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from La Rochelle to Waterloo can start from as little as €198.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from La Rochelle to Waterloo?

No, there are no direct train services from La Rochelle to Waterloo. Travelling from La Rochelle to Waterloo by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

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

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

The last train from La Rochelle to Waterloo leaves at 21:35. 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 Waterloo by train?

Trains travelling from La Rochelle to Waterloo cover a distance of around 404 miles (651 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Waterloo to La Rochelle.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for La Rochelle to Waterloo for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 07/29/2021 for travel on 07/29/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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