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There are 7 ways to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz by train, car, car ferry, car train, plane or bus

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Train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Nazaire Tgv

269€ - 538€

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Fly from London Stansted, line 303 bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE
  2. Take the line 303 bus from Pirmil to Place du relais

79€ - 196€

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Drive, car ferry  •  10h 35m

  1. Drive from London to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Arthon-en-Retz

86€ - 164€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 46m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Arthon-en-Retz

230€ - 270€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nantes (NTE) LHR - NTE

95€ - 252€

Fly from London City  •  10h 11m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Nantes (NTE) LCY - NTE

107€ - 401€

Train to Southampton, fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Nantes (NTE) SOU - NTE

174€ - 400€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arthon-en-Retz is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz is to fly and line 303 bus which costs £65 - £170 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz is to fly and line 303 bus which costs £65 - £170 and takes 6h 39m.

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The distance between London and Arthon-en-Retz is 506 km.

The best way to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz without a car is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs £230 - £470.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs £230 - £470. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £80 - £220 and takes 7h 54m.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Arthon-en-Retz is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:39 PM in London and 4:39 PM in Arthon-en-Retz.

KLM, British Airways, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Arthon-en-Retz. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Arthon-en-Retz.
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  • Distance: 505.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 22m

What companies run services between London, England and Arthon-en-Retz, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Arthon-en-Retz via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, and St Nazaire in around 7h 22m. Alternatively, Air France, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from London Paddington to Arthon-en-Retz every 4 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from London City to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from London City to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from London City to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from London City to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from London City to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from London City to Nantes via Faro
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London City to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Nazaire
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 95€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Lila Loire-Atlantique
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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