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There are 10 ways to get from Canterbury to Nantes by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 23 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 - $293

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Bus  •  14 h 47 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 - $40

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Nantes

$76 - $139

Eurotunnel, drive  •  6 h 26 min

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

$294 - $348

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 to London Heathrow, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nantes (NTE) LHR - NTE

$139 - $651

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes  •  6 h 2 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

$90 - $247

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE

$82 - $326

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 52 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

$115 - $347

Train, train to Southend, fly to Rennes  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Rennes (RNS) SEN - RNS
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes

$118 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Nantes is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Nantes is to train and fly which costs £100 - £500 and takes 5 h 34 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 14 h 47 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 23 min and costs £110 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 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 23 min and costs £110 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 14 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow 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 23 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 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Nantes via Paris City Centre - Bercy, Nantes, and Haluchère - Batignolles in around 14 h 47 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
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 Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
8 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Nantes
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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Nantes is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 8:08 PM in Canterbury and 9:08 PM in Nantes.

British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 447+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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