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La Rochelle

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

From the bus station (place de Verdun), Océcars (05 46 00 95 15) runs services to regional destinations.

Eurolines ticketing is handled by Citram Littoral (05 46 50 53 57; 30 cours des Dames; closed Sat afternoon, Mon morning & Sun).

Car

Inexpensive car rental companies close to the train station include ADA (05 46 41 02 17; 19 av du Général de Gaulle) and Rent A Car Système (05 46 27 27 27; 27 av du Général de Gaulle).

Train

The train station (08 36 35 35 35) is linked by TGV to Paris’ Gare Montparnasse (€57.60, three hours, five or six direct daily). Other destinations served by regular direct trains include Nantes (€22.30, two hours), Poitiers (€19.30, 1½ hours) and Bordeaux (€23.80, two hours).

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Air

La Rochelle Airport (05 46 42 30 26; www.larochelle.aeroport.fr in French), north of the city centre off the N237, has flights to destinations throughout France as well as London Stansted (with Ryanair) and Southampton and Birmingham (with Flybe) in the UK.

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