There are 7 ways to get from Bordeaux to Nantes by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus Isilines  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes

$23 - $29

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Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Nantes

$14 - $20

5 alternative options

Train inOui TGV  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes Ic / ...

$97 - $124

Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Nantes Ic

$50 - $75

Rideshare  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Nantes 217.1 miles

$25 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Nantes 217.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Nantes (NTE) BOD - NTE

$84 - $284

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean and arriving at Nantes. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Nantes. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Nantes is 275 km. The road distance is 347.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs .

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The bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes takes 4 h 31 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bordeaux to Nantes bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Nantes train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nantes is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 171.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

Isilines operates a bus from Bordeaux to Nantes once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Nantes via St-Pierre-des-Corps in around 4 h 37 min.

Airlines
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Bordeaux to Nantes
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 348 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Bordeaux to Nantes.

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Chalair Aviation offers flights from Bordeaux Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 351+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $56 USD 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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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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