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La Rochelle flight deals from Los Angeles take between 17 hours and 20 minutes and 22 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the number of layovers. From New York to La Rochelle, flight times vary from 13 hours and 15 minutes to 18 hours and 40 minutes. Meanwhile from Chicago, flight times range from 13 hours and 40 minutes to 28 hours and 15 minutes.
Direct, nonstop flights from the U.S. to La Rochelle, France are not currently available. Most flights include at least one layover. For example, an outgoing flight from Chicago might only have one layover in London Heathrow, but on the trip back it may have two layovers in London Stansted and then Sevilla, Ibiza, or Dublin before continuing to Chicago. A flight from Newark in New Jersey stops in London Heathrow on the outgoing flight and then through London Stansted and Madrid on the return flight. From Los Angeles, flights stop in Chicago and then London before continuing onto La Rochelle.
Those flying to La Rochelle could potentially find better pricing at Nantes Atlantique Airport (72 mi from La Rochelle city center), Poitiers Biard Airport (75 mi from La Rochelle city center), Saint-Nazaire Montoir Airport (92 mi from La Rochelle city center) or Bordeaux Airport (95 mi from La Rochelle city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in La Rochelle is La Rochelle Laleu Airport where the average price is $443. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
For flights from United States to La Rochelle, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as Delta, Air France, Iberia and KLM. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.
Two bus lines are running from the Île de Ré Airport, La Rochelle, one is the Place de Verdun line, and the other is the Ré La Rochelle Ville Station line, which will take you to the centrally located train station. Bus tickets are purchased on board from the driver and cost just a few euros, the equivalent of a few US dollars. You can also opt to purchase ten tickets, which makes it cheaper if you’re planning on traveling regularly. Be sure to have small bills as it won’t be possible to get change for a large one. Taxis are also easy to find at the Arrivals Terminal, while Uber and Lyft can pick you up from the Departure Level.
American travelers are allowed to travel to France for up to 90 days without a visa, as long as their passport is valid for at least three months after your scheduled return trip.
The Atlantic coastal town of La Rochelle has still preserved many of its medieval buildings alongside a renovated, modern marina. Check out landmarks and learn about the city’s epicenter of maritime trade from as late as the 14th century, like the fortress tower the Tour de Saint Nicholas, the Chain Tower of La Rochelle, the lighthouse at the Light Tower of La Rochelle, or the Saint Louis Cathedral with its famous frescoes. Be sure to spend some time walking around the boats in the Port de Minimes and plan a trip to the massive La Rochelle Aquarium. There are several other museums worth paying a visit to, including the Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, a maritime museum, and Bunker La Rochelle. On a sunny day, head to the Charruyer Park of La Rochelle. For a unique experience, try a sunset cruise opportunity to see the city from the sea as the sun sets.
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