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Train  •  4h 57m

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

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Bus via Paris Orly Airport (ORY)  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris - Orly Airport BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Orly Airport to Nantes BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Nantes Haluchère 712

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Nantes 684.2 km

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Nantes  •  4h 22m

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

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Nantes  •  4h 17m

  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

Fly Brussels to Nantes  •  6h 1m

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Nantes  •  5h 44m

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

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Rennes, train  •  6h 36m

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

Fly Brussels to Rennes, train  •  9h

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

Brussels to Nantes by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Nantes is around 4h 57m and covers a distance of around 757 km. 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.

7 Weekly Trains
4h 57m Average Duration
€110 Cheapest Price
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nantes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nantes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nantes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Nantes is to bus via Paris Orly Airport (ORY) which costs €28 - €35 and takes 11h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Nantes is to train and fly which costs €110 - €340 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 Hôtel de Ville via Paris - Orly Airport and Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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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 57m.

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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 57m and costs €110 - €160.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes takes 4h 57m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Brussels to Nantes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North 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 57m and costs €110 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris Orly Airport (ORY), which costs €28 - €35 and takes 11h 53m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €600 and takes 6h 1m.

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  • Distance: 589.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Nantes via Paris - Orly Airport, Nantes, and Haluchère - Batignolles in around 11h 53m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1800
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1800
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Milan Linate, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€650 - €2000
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Brussels to Rennes via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €1000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €1300
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris - Orly Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris - Orly Airport to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 FlixBus, arrive at Nantes Haluchère 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, easyJet and Nouvel Air Tunisie 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 20 min and costs €8 - €10.

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