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Rail Travel to La Rochelle & Charente Maritime

The Eurostar and French TGV network will deliver you to either Angouleme, Bordeaux or La Rochelle (with a change in Paris or Lille if using Eurostar) from almost anywhere in Europe. The change in Paris is easy : a single Metro line (line 4) takes you between stations in just over 30 mins.

Hire cars are easy to collect from all train stations.

As an example, guests from the UK have found return journeys leaving London St.Pancras at 08.22, arriving in Bordeaux at 18.00, for £99 return: cheaper than many return journeys by air - and certainly more relaxed !

Further info (including prices) :

For rail travel from UK or elsewhere :

Rail Europe (pay in Pounds Sterling) or TGV Europe (pay in Euros)

Tips :

Bookable up to 90 days in advance only - but see our Booking Arrangements/Conditions that enable you to book with us beforehand whilst safeguarding your deposit

Before booking a complete journey (e.g. London to La Rochelle return), compare the prices of 2 separate bookings (e.g. London to Paris return & Paris to La Rochelle return - leaving enough time to get across Paris). Could be up to £100 cheaper!


For connecting journeys within UK :

UK National Rail Enquiries


Car Hire :

Car hire from the rail stations from any one of a number of operators (or via the rail operator’s website) can cost from about £130 per week depending on season.

We find amongst the best deals from : Holidayautos

“Let the train take the strain !”

Rail travel to La Rochelle