France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation for La Rochelle, France
La Rochelle is the transport hub for this stretch of the coast of Atlantic France, with good plane, train, bus and car connections.





Aéroport de La Rochelle/ Île-de-Ré (LRH), 6 km (4 miles) northwest of the Gare de La Rochelle and the city center (map), serves flights by easyJet, flybe, Hop!, and Ryanair from Ajaccio, Brussels, Lyon, numerous airports in the UK and Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland.

The airport is very near the mainland end of the 3-km (2-mile) toll bridge that connects Île-de-Ré to the mainland. More...


The Gare de La Rochelle SNCF serves fast TGV trains as well as regional TER Poitou-Charentes trains.

The fast trains cover the distance between Paris and La Rochelle in about 3.5 hours; to or from Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Regional TER Poitou-Charentes trains also connect La Rochelle to Nantes, Poitiers and other destinations in the region.

Regional Bus

Les Mouettes is the Keolis-operated regional bus network linking La Rochellewith Île-de-Ré, Île d'Oléron, Rochefort, Saintes, Surgères and other towns in the Charente-Maritime département. More...

City Bus

La Rochelle's public transport system is called Yélo, which is also the color (yellow) of the vehicles: buses, boats, shared bicycles and cars. More...

Hotels & Flats in La Rochelle

What to See & Do

Tourist Information

About La Rochelle


Poitou-Charentes Transport

Poitou-Charentes Region


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Gare de La Rochelle SNCF, La Rochelle, France

Gare de La Rochelle SNCF, the major train
transport hub for Poitou-Charentes.





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