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There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Nantes by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes Tgv

110€ - 160€

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Bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Le Mans > Angers > Nantes / ...

27€ - 46€

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Night bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels-North train station to Nantes Haluchère N712

36€ - 43€

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Nantes 684.2 km

75€ - 110€

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Nantes  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Nantes (NTE) LIL - NTE

88€ - 536€

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Nantes  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nantes (NTE) CDG - NTE

105€ - 241€

Fly Brussels to Nantes  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Nantes (NTE) BRU - NTE

71€ - 221€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Nantes  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Nantes (NTE) AMS - NTE

133€ - 300€

Fly Brussels to Rennes, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rennes (RNS) BRU - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes

168€ - 413€

Brussels to Nantes by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Nantes is around 4h 55m and covers a distance of around 757 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 55m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Brussels to Nantes train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Nantes. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Nantes is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Nantes is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 250€ and takes 4h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at St-Pierre via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Nantes. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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It is 590 km from Brussels to Nantes. It is approximately 684.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes takes 4h 55m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Brussels to Nantes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Nantes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Nantes is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 10h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 6h 32m.

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  • Distance: 589.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Nantes, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes once daily. Tickets cost 110€ - 160€ and the journey takes 4h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Nantes via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Nantes, and Haluchère - Batignolles in around 10h 7m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Marseille
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Frankfurt, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Frankfurt, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 220€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 470€
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
190€ - 350€
Train operators
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels-North train station to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Brussels to Nantes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nantes station.

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Brussels to Nantes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nantes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Nantes is 684 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Brussels to Nantes.

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Volotea and easyJet offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Nantes Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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