There are 7 ways to get from Canterbury to Nantes by train, bus, car train, car, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes Tgv

$154 - $298

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Bus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes Ouibus

$29 - $42

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Amiens
  3. Take the bus from Amiens to Nantes

$89 - $145

Eurotunnel, drive  •  6 h 26 min

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

$295 - $349

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Nantes

$108 - $161

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$86 - $240

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE

$114 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Nantes is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 13 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Nantes is to train and fly which costs £65 - £190 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Hôtel de Ville via Paris City Centre - Bercy and Haluchère-Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 2 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Nantes is 306 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs £110 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Canterbury to Nantes, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Nantes bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Canterbury station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Nantes is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs £110 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 13 h 2 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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Canterbury to Nantes bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Nantes station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 306.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Nantes via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Nantes via Paris City Centre - Bercy, Nantes, and Haluchère-Batignolles in around 13 h 2 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
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
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
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 Calais-Fréthun to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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 Canterbury to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Amiens to Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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Nantes is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 10:31 AM in Canterbury and 11:31 AM in Nantes.

easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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