Rennes to La Rochelle by train

  • First train
    06:17
  • Last train
    18:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 18m
  • Distance
    221 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 33m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Rennes to La Rochelle by train

Fast trains from Rennes to La Rochelle take around 4 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 221 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rennes and La Rochelle.

1. Are there direct trains from Rennes to La Rochelle?

Journeys between Rennes and La Rochelle usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Rennes to La Rochelle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Rennes to La Rochelle?

The Rennes to La Rochelle train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Rennes to La Rochelle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to La Rochelle is usually scheduled to depart Rennes around 05:36 and the last train is around 18:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rennes around 06:50, and the last at 17:35.

When to book Rennes to La Rochelle train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rennes to La Rochelle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rennes and La Rochelle?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rennes to La Rochelle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Corail
  • Intercités
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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