Southampton to La Rochelle
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Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle

Flight information Southampton to La Rochelle

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Average flight time, total distance 329 miles

8h 55min

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Air France

La Rochelle

1 airport

Flight Information

La Rochelle, a French city surrounded by the Bay of Biscay, is a wonderful holiday destination. Travellers looking for flights from Southampton to La Rochelle can choose between direct and connecting flights. Flybe is the only airline that offers direct flights while Ryanair, Air France, KLM, and British Airways offer connecting flights. The latter flights tend to stop in Lyon, Dublin, Poitiers, and Bordeaux.

The journey from Southampton to La Rochelle begins in Southampton Airport (SOU), an international airport in Hampshire, England. This one-terminal airport advises travellers taking international flights to arrive 90 minutes before scheduled departure. Online check-in is available for Flybe, KLM, and Air France, which often offer cheap flights from Southampton to La Rochelle.

After check-in and security, travellers can explore the airport's shopping options, which include World Duty Free and WHSmith. Hungry travellers can get something to eat at The Olive Tree or Costa Coffee. The airport also has smoking areas, a free shop and collect service, and the Priority Lounge.

After travelling from Southampton to La Rochelle, passengers will touch down in La Rochelle Airport (LRH). This small international airport is less than two miles from the city, which makes travelling from the airport easy. Travellers can grab a snack at Trib's, the airport's restaurant, before continuing to their final destination.

Arriving in La Rochelle

Travellers who want to rent a car while in La Rochelle can choose a vehicle from Avis, Buggs, Enterprise, Europcar, or Hertz. Taxis are available outside the Arrivals area. They are in demand, however, and travellers may want to schedule one ahead of time. There are also buses that drive between the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes. They get travellers to their destination in just 15 minutes.

Time Difference in La Rochelle

La Rochelle is just one hour ahead of Southampton. This is because Southampton is located in Greenwich Mean Time zone, and La Rochelle is in Central European Time zone. When travellers get off their flights from Southampton to La Rochelle, they won't be affected by jetlag.

Weather in La Rochelle

La Rochelle boasts sunny, temperate summers, with average temperatures of 20 °C. The temperatures drop to 6 °C in January, the coldest month of the year. Late summer is the driest time of the year as La Rochelle has minimal rainfall in August and September.

These temperatures won't be unfamiliar to Southampton natives. Average temperatures in the British city range from 5 to 18 °C throughout the year. Southampton tends to get more rain, so a trip to La Rochelle may be a pleasantly dry reprieve.

Transport in La Rochelle

For people taking cheap flights from Southampton to La Rochelle, budget transport options are important. When travelling in La Rochelle, one-way tickets and monthly passes are much cheaper in the French city than in Southampton. While short taxi rides are more expensive in La Rochelle, longer trips are 50% less expensive. </

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