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Fly to Nantes  •  1h 40m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nantes (NTE) FRA - NTE

€55 - €160

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Bus  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Paris N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Le Mans > Angers > Nantes / ...

€35 - €62

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Fly to St-Nazaire, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to St-Nazaire (SNR) FRA - SNR
  2. Take the train from St Nazaire to Nantes

€86 - €269

Train via Angers  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Angers St Laud Tgv
  4. Take the train from Angers St Laud to Ancenis Ter

€267 - €393

Train  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Redon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Redon to Chantenay Ter

€194 - €307

Bus, train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Metz
  2. Take the train from Lorraine TGV to Angers-St-Laud Tgv
  3. Take the train from Angers St Laud to Ancenis Ter

€294 - €484

Drive  •  8h 34m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) 946.8 km

€100 - €160

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) by bus

The bus journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Nantes Airport (NTE) is around 26h 25m and covers a distance of around 1003 km. The fastest bus normally takes 25h 34m. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus and TAN Nantes Transit, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) bus service departs from Frankfurt Airport and arrives in Nantes-Atlantique. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
26h 25m
Fastest bus time:
25h 34m
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€41
Carbon emissions:
125 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
12:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nantes Airport (NTE) is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nantes Airport (NTE) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nantes Airport (NTE) is 1 metre.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) is to bus which costs €35 - €65 and takes 15h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) is to fly which costs €55 - €160 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Nantes-Atlantique via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Haluchère - Batignolles, Mendès France - Bellevue and Neustrie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 41m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Nantes Airport (NTE) is 813 km. The road distance is 946.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) without a car is to train via Angers which takes 9h 10m and costs €260 - €400.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nantes (NTE), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) is to fly which takes 1h 40m and costs €55 - €160. Alternatively, you can train via Angers, which costs €260 - €400 and takes 9h 10m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €65 and takes 15h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nantes station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE).
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  • Distance: 813.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Nantes Airport (NTE), France?

Lufthansa, KLM and Air France fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) via Mannheim Hbf, Paris l'Est, Gare de l'Est, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Angers St Laud, and Ancenis in around 9h 10m.

Airlines
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Munich, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Geneva, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Madrid, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €190
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Valencia, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to St-Nazaire via Porto, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Train operators
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 St Nazaire to Nantes
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Angers St Laud to Ancenis
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Redon to Chantenay
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €26
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 St Nazaire to Nantes
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Redon
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 Lorraine TGV to Angers-St-Laud
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €300
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 Frankfurt - Airport to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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 Frankfurt Airport to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE) is 947 km. It takes approximately 8h 34m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nantes Airport (NTE).

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