Manchester to La Rochelle

In beautiful La Rochelle on France's south-west coast, past and present merge together to form a vibrant and fascinating destination for travellers. Known as La Ville Blanche - The White City - due to its limestone buildings, La Rochelle has Medieval and Renaissance architecture, a famous maritime history, and a rich cultural calendar year-round. Whatever your reason for flying to La Rochelle with Flybe, be it for business or leisure, your visit to La Rochelle will linger long in your memory.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to La Rochelle (LRH), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the La Rochelle to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to La Rochelle, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.



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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to La Rochelle with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well located with excellent transport links and plenty of on-site parking available. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.


Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
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  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend that you check in online prior to your flight from Manchester to La Rochelle. However if you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge


  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

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La Rochelle Airport Arrivals (LRH)

At a glance:

  • 15 miles from city centre
  • Less than 15 minutes' drive to La Rochelle in normal traffic
  • Public transport
  • Bus services run regularly to and from the city
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
  • Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Coffee shop, snack bar and restaurant
  • In front of the airport terminal
  • Duty free shop
  • Through security control, open May to September

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to La Rochelle page and browse other available routes.

Visiting La Rochelle

Whatever your reasons for travelling to La Rochelle with Flybe, browse our expert guide below for all you need to know about the city and its surrounding regions. We've a hotel to match all requirements, a great selection of restaurants and some wonderful sights to feast your eyes upon. Find everything you need to know about La Rochelle below, and enjoy your stay in this fabulous city.



Hotels in La Rochelle

Flybe works in partnership with, so it's easy for you to find your perfect hotel either in or close to La Rochelle. Whatever brings you on flights to La Rochelle from Manchester, you'll find a great selection of hotels in La Rochelle to suit your needs, as well as your budget.

Things to see in La Rochelle

Whether you're travelling to La Rochelle on a business trip, wanting some leisure time on the beach or seeking a sightseeing tour of the region's historical highlights, you'll be sure to have a glorious stay in this south-west area of France. With both sea and city on your doorstep, La Rochelle has something for everyone, from ancient buildings and traditions to water sports and a thriving nightlife.

Flybe recommends...

Aquarium La Rochelle

La Rochelle's #1 tourist attraction, its breathtaking aquarium, also exists as a research and awareness centre. Designed as a journey through the seas of the world, see everything from seahorses to sharks.

Tour de la Chaine

Climbing the medieval towers standing at the entrance to La Rochelle's harbour is a must, giving tremendous views both across the city and out to sea.

Musee Maritime

Given the city's connection to the sea, its maritime museum, open from April to September, is an important stopping place for any traveller to La Rochelle for a glimpse into the life of sea men past and present.



Bars and restaurants in La Rochelle

The quality and passion that goes into French cuisine is known all around the world, and La Rochelle is no exception. Its position by the sea makes it a haven for locally-caught fish and seafood, and the food market scene thrives with vegetables grown nearby. With many restaurants choosing local produce over imported, you really can get a taste of the region when dining in La Rochelle.

Flybe recommends...

Cafe de la Paix

La Rochelle's Cafe de la Paix is famed for its architecture as much as its delicious cuisine. Laid out in Belle-Epoque style, Cafe de la Paix sits on the edge of a picturesque square and boasts a lavish layout combined with a relaxed ambience.

Le Soleil Brille pour Tout le Monde

A nearby market supplies Le Soleil Brille with much of its menu, ensuring fresh, local produce, cooked to perfection. Choose from French classics or more experimental dishes.

Restaurant Le Bar Andre

An intimate seafood restaurant serving up food caught off La Rochelle's coastline, lovers of fish should head straight to Andre for a true taste of La Rochelle.

Getting more from your trip to La Rochelle

Get the most out of your trip to La Rochelle by exploring the area and its surroundings. With so much on offer around the centre of the Old Town and its side streets, you can explore the area on foot with ease, and truly soak up the ambience of France's south-west coast. Alongside the independent boutiques and fabulous markets lies the sea and an island worthy of a holiday all on its own!

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Shopping in La Rochelle

  • Find boutiques, independent stores and seafaring gifts in La Rochelle's Vieille Ville (Old Town)
  • Browse the covered market at Place du Marche for locally-caught seafood and local delicacies
  • For mouthwatering French chocolates, visit Ile de Re Chocolats on Rue Elie Barreau

Nightlife in La Rochelle

  • See street performers, live music and a party atmosphere in the old town and harbour
  • Oxford nightclub on the Promenade de la Concurrence is right on one of La Rochelle's beaches
  • Central La Rochelle club Le Triolet has something for every lover of the dancefloor

Beyond the city

  • Île de Ré island off the coast of La Rochelle offers beautiful sandy beaches, restaurants and shopping
  • Esnandes village is 8 miles from La Rochelle, famed for the original facade of its Romanesque Church
  • One of many amazing sailing experiences, Oiseau Blanc gives sailors the opportunity to sail off La Rochelle's shores


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Doing business in La Rochelle

Famed for its internationally-focused business school, La Rochelle is a hub for exciting start-ups and digital companies. You'll find suitable accommodation for your conference or business meeting whatever the size of your enterprise, with the region having a vast choice of spaces for functions, and the delights of La Rochelle just a short distance away.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

Browse Flybe's recommended conference venues and meeting facilities in La Rochelle below. All of our top 3 venues are within easy reach of La Rochelle Airport, with the Old Town, harbour and beaches nearby for when the time comes to unwind.

Flybe recommends...

Novotel La Rochelle Centre

  • 11 minute drive from La Rochelle Airport
  • 94 rooms and 5 conference rooms
  • External catering welcome
  • 10 minutes' walk from the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site

ibis La Rochelle Thalasso

  • 20 minute drive to La Rochelle Airport
  • 70 rooms and 2 conference rooms
  • 200m from the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site

Hotel Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud

  • 17 minute drive from La Rochelle Airport
  • 123 rooms and 9 conference rooms
  • External catering welcome
  • 15 minute walk to La Rochelle centre
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site