Note that these trains to La Rochelle depart from the Gare-Montparnasse in Paris.
Final Destination: La Rochelle
Most trains also call at: Poitiers
The variation in journey times on this route is to do with how many stations calls a particular departure makes; AND the percentage of the journey it spends on the recently opened extension of the high speed line from Paris.
The slower trains don't use the extended high speed line at all, they only use the older part of the high speed part route.
Monday = 5 x trains
Tues -Thurs = 7 x trains per day
Friday = 8 x trains
Saturday = 6 x trains
Sunday = 8 x trains
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.
The price is dictated by demand per departure and not speed, so book ahead and try and be flexible re: departure and arrival times; trains departing in the middle of the afternoon TEND to be cheapest.
The most heavily discounted tickets tend to sell out fastest on Fridays, particularly during the summer.
Though take care to check the journey time as well as the price when booking tickets for Paris - La Rochelle journeys, the journey times can vary by more than 40mins
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding -more info is available on our guide to using rail passes in France.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €34|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €34|
|Save A Train||from €34|
|Happy rail||from €34|
|Rail Europe||from €34|
As far as SMTJ can ascertainTGV Atlantique trains are still used for most of the departures on this route, with the new Oceané trains used on some departures.
Here's a guide to how you can confirm, which type of TGV train you will be travelling by.
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