There are 9 ways to get from Cambridge to Nantes by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes Tgv

$176 - $366

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes

$61 - $85

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Bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère 774 / ...

$62 - $99

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Nantes

$272 - $327

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Nantes

$98 - $191

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$75 - $222

Train to London Luton, fly to Nantes  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE

$77 - $294

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Nantes  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Nantes (NTE) BHX - NTE

$147 - $347

Fly London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) STN - TUF
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes

$80 - $237

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Nantes is to train and bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 18 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Nantes is to train and fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Hôtel de Ville via London, Paris, Paris and Haluchère-Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 7 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Nantes is 354 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs £130 - £280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Cambridge to Nantes, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Nantes bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Nantes is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs £130 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £80 and takes 17 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 354.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Nantes, France?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Nantes via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Nantes via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris, Paris, Nantes, Nantes Haluchère, and Haluchère-Batignolles in around 17 h 7 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $220
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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