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There are 6 ways to get from Bordeaux to Nantes by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes Intercités

€40 - €80

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Bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nantes Haluchère 761 / ...

€15 - €23

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nantes Haluchère N701

€21 - €24

Rideshare  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Nantes 347.1 km

€22 - €27

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Nantes 347.2 km

€35 - €60

Train, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nantes (NTE) TLS - NTE

€71 - €221

Bordeaux to Nantes by train

The train journey time between Bordeaux and Nantes is around 4h 5m and covers a distance of around 335 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 5m. Operated by SNCF, the Bordeaux to Nantes train service departs from Bordeaux St Jean and arrives in Nantes. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 5m
Fastest train time:
4h 5m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:51
Last train departs at:
17:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Nantes train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Bordeaux → Nantes
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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes is to bus which costs €14 - €24 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at St-Pierre via Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Nantes. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Nantes is 275 km. The road distance is 347.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs €40 - €80.

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The train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes takes 4h 5m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Bordeaux to Nantes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs €40 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €24 and takes 4h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 274.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Nantes, France?

SNCF operates a train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes 3 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €80 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nantes Haluchère twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 4h 10m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €380
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €250
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €80
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bordeaux to Nantes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nantes Haluchère station.

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Bordeaux to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nantes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Nantes is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Bordeaux to Nantes.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie, Volotea, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Toulouse Airport to Nantes Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Nantes train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Nantes. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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